[Samba] it takes too long to sync user profile

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Feb 9 20:53:25 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 09 February 2005 13:38, Steve Zeng wrote:
> Hi,
> I have Samba running as PDC on Linux to serve about 10 Windows XP
> clients. I enabled roaming profile. But some people put a lot of staff
> in "My document" and it tooks a long, long time to sync each time they
> login and logout. Is there any workaround for this?

Yes! Use folder redirection! It's documented in Chapter 6 of "Samba-3 by 
Example" - available from Amazon.Com. It can also be downloaded free from:


- John T.
John H Terpstra
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