[Samba] Re: Avoiding the desktop.ini notepad popup on startup, and

Adam Engel adamengel at specializedbusinesssoftware.com
Tue Nov 1 18:18:39 GMT 2005

Eric A. Hall wrote:

>On 11/1/2005 6:05 AM, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>>why the problem only exists with Samba domain controllers, and not with 
>>Microsoft domain controllers - remains a mystery for me (perhaps someone 
>>from Samba team could comment on this)?
>*NIX doesn't have a concept of hidden files. Files created as such aren't
>stored that way, and Samba doesn't have an external map of individual
>files and their DOS attributes.
>You have to flag the filename pattern as hidden to Samba, then it will
>return the appropriate attribute whenever the filename is encountered
I just did a search for all instances of desktop.ini and removed them. 
Although I don't have the profiles on the domain server, when I setup 
new Windows PCs I copy in a basic profile in which i had previously 
removed the desktop.ini file

This bugged the hell out of me for awhile because it showed up in every 
program files menu, quick launch, desktop, and startup folder.

Removing all instances in the profile of it fixed this issue for me and 
I haven't had any problems.



Adam Engel
IT Technician
Specialized Business Software
adamengel at specializedbusinesssoftware.com

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