[Samba] desktop file keeps coming up during logon

Thomas Bork tombork at web.de
Tue Oct 18 06:34:05 GMT 2005

Gary Dale wrote:

>> Alright so I have samba running as a PDC and have roaming profiles, 
>> however when I Logon it does everything successfully but then it shows 
>> a "desktop" file in notepad with some info on it. Has anyone seen this 
>> before?
> The desktop.ini file is normally in the startup group for each user. It
> is a hidden file. I don't know why it sometimes pops up on the desktop,
> but I've seen it happen often. I'm using Samba 3.0.14a-Debian. If you're
> running the same, it may peculiar to that version. Otherwise, I can
> confirm that it does happen.

This is a FAQ, answered very often here (see 

Add in [global]:
hide files = /desktop.ini/

der tom

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