[Samba] BDC problem!? user can't get profile/map drive

Carmen Wai carmen_wai at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 28 09:17:48 GMT 2005

Dear Paul:

Would you show me how can I implement the BDC so that
the user can mount to the BDC home and get the profile
on BDC instead when the PDC is down?? 

Thanks a lot!

--- Paul Gienger <pgienger at ae-solutions.com> wrote:
> >Then I try to shut down my PDC to check whether the
> >client login through the BDC. I found that my
> client
> >(on Window NT) are able to authenticated by BDC,
> but
> >  
> >
> Makes sense
> >it keeps saying that it can't retrieve the user
> >profile. Also the user's home drive can't map to
> >client PC machine. 
> >  
> >
> Also makes sense.
> >the map drive and the profile path as //PDC/homes
> and
> >//PDC/profiles. Is that mean, if I am using BDC, it
> is
> >failed to find the //PDC/homes and //PDC/profiles?
> >  
> >
> If your pdc has gone down you will most certainly
> have a problem 
> mounting drives/accessing files on that machine,
> just as when any other 
> server goes down you can't access services hosted on
> it.  If this is 
> your goal, you need to find some way to make the
> pdc/home data highly 
> available, such as storing them on a seperate server
> that the users are 
> then pointed to for the data.  There are many ways
> to go about doing 
> this, you just need to find the way that works best
> for your situation.
> -- 
> Paul Gienger                    Office: 701-281-1884
> Applied Engineering Inc.
> Systems Architect               Fax:    701-281-1322
> URL: www.ae-solutions.com       mailto:
> pgienger at ae-solutions.com

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