[Samba] Fwd: roaming profile contents

Michael Barnes mbarnes at hcjb.org
Wed Dec 14 14:47:14 GMT 2005

The profile is usually C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\NTUSER.DAT

With roaming profiles, you identify the location of this file with 
various [NETLOGON] and [GLOBAL] settings.  It is copied into the 
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\NTUSER.DAT on login and copied back 
to the server location on logout.  Everything else can be redirected.

Profiles can be shared between NT and Win2K.  I don't know about XP.  If 
you have users who move between different architectures, you can use the 
%a variable to identify the OS and select the appropriate profile to load.

I hope that is close.


Adrian told me on 12/14/2005 00:23:
> What exactly comprises a profile? Do they have anything more than the
> contents of a user's "Documents and Settings" directory?
> To what extent is profile data shared between Windows OSes?
> Thanks.

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