[Samba] Re: How to handle domain logons if users using same accountname are logged on the same time?

Steve Glasser steve at fpig.net
Sun Oct 1 03:36:57 GMT 2006

On Sun, 2006-10-01 at 10:15 +0200, Michael Rignaz wrote:
> I'd especially like to know how to force users to store their files on 
> the home share rather than on "Desktop", without mounting the desktop 
> path on the home network share.. How could I deny write access to the 
> Desktop globally?
> Thnx a lot
> Regards,
> Michael Rignaz
Hi Michael,

What you want to do is called "folder redirection" in windoze-speak.  It
is discussed on the samba wiki
(http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_&_Windows_Profiles) and in many
other places.

The object is to control windoze' pathological desire to copy every
fsck'n file to every client on your network, and the file server. 

Folder redirection can be accomplished two ways, AFAIK.  One is on the
client (I'm assuming XP) with the Group Policy Object snap in (start >
run > gpedit.msc), the other is by using system policies as in NT4.
Both can be googled.

Hope that gets you started.

Steve G

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