[Samba] changing default profile folders

Lluís Forns xarxa at escoltesiguies.cat
Fri Oct 20 08:06:22 GMT 2006

Hi, I am trying to make my winXP clients to access files directly on the 
server (to improve speed, because some profiles are up to 5Gb); I have 
followed the instructions at:
to link desktop, program configuration, etc.... to the server.
First problem was I had to set the user as administrator in order to be 
able to modify the registry; after this I changed everything in

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
to head 

and after shutting down the server I moved in the server all the Profile 
files to Windows directory; I restarted the session and it worked ok; 
all remote files accessed fast and with no problem; but when I removed 
administrator privileges from the user, it pointed again to the 
profile/local directory so no files where loaded.

What do I need to do to make my changes in the winXP clients permament 
with no need of admin privileges?

thanks a lot.

Lluís Forns
Tècnic Informàtic - Àrea de Comunicació (MEGSJC)
Tlf: 93-5902700 C/e: webmaster at escoltesiguies.cat

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