[Samba] Laptop and local vs roaming profiles/users

Noah Dain noahdain at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 20:41:00 GMT 2005

On 7/15/05, Mi <mi.lists at alma.ch> wrote:
> >If you're asking if there's any way that they can use the same profile
> >space, no.  And why would you want to?
> >
> >
> OK, so I would have to manually copy stuff from the local profile to the
> domain profile. That's not too bad. But...
> >If you're going on the assumption that once you disconnect from the network
> >you lose any ability to log in as domain\user, I suggest you try it.  Unless
> >you use the 'delete the local copy of the profile on logout' method, you'll
> >be fine.
> >
> >
> Even though I do not have 'delete the local copy...', I cannot logon as
> the domain user when disconnected. I get an error because the Samba PDC
> is not available, and am returned to the logon screen.
> >It should be noted however that this brings up a problem with roaming
> >profiles on semi-connected machines.  When you are offline and go about
> >changing things, certain (and I can't be more specific really) things will
> >be copied from the server and overwrite your offline changes as soon as you
> >login on the network and it tries to refresh your profile from the server
> >copy.
> >
> >
> Isn't this handled correctly with a file date comparison? The most
> recent file wins? I understand it can be a problem when connected
> simultaneously from different machines, but do these problems also
> happen when the user has only one active connection at a time?
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if xp, you could try using the 'files and settings transfer wizard'. 
It's hands-on, though.

Noah Dain
noahdain at gmail.com

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