[Samba] Re: Creating mandatory profiles (not making profiles mandatory)

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Feb 3 15:47:22 GMT 2005

On Thursday 03 February 2005 01:04, Ilia Chipitsine wrote:
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> > |> 5) make sure you are using the same version of Windows on all
> > |> computers. w2k <--> xp can also break many things in profile
> >
> > Use %a in your path names to fix this.  %a will be replaced with the
> > architecture of your system, i.e. Win2K,WinXP,WinNT etc. etc.
> hmm, people usually expect to see the same profile even under different
> OSes. it will be pain in the ass especially if You have hundreds users.

It may be a PITA but we have to face up to the facts, MS Windows profiles are 
NOT compatible across OS versions. A Windows NT4 profile is not compatible 
with 2KP or XPP - while it is possibile to "upgrade" you can forget backwards 
compatibility. Windows 9x/Me v's NT4/2KP/XPP are completely different and can 
not be shared.

What precisely do you mean by "expect to see the same profile"? How have you 
achieved this in the past? Your comments have peaked my curiosity. Maybe I am 
missing something that is important.

- John T.

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