[Samba] ExcludeProfileDirs and broken roaming profiles

Marcus Sobchak <lists at localguru.de> lists at localguru.de
Sat Dec 15 12:10:42 GMT 2007


since rolling out roaming profiles, some user profiles are growing very
fast. I like to keep the profiles small and think about changing
ExcludeProfileDirs default settings in Software\Microsoft\Windows NT
\CurrentVersion\Winlogon by System Policies to remove caches, cookies,
recent and other "useless" stuff. 

Which paths could be excluded without "killing" the benefits of roaming
profiles? Could your send me your settings and/or a working .adm? 

A second problem which comes up one or two times a day - and doesn't
depend on the size of the profiles - are broken profiles at the _first_
login. In most cases Thunderbird and Firefox paths couldn't be loaded
and the user is droped to the "Default User" profile. At a second login
everything works fine and the profile could be loaded without problems.


system information:
samba            3.0.24-6etch9
samba-common     3.0.24-6etch9

        comment = Network Profiles Service
        path = /vol/profiles
        read only = no
        create mask=0600
        directory mask=0770
        hide files = /desktop.ini/Desktop.ini/ntuser.ini/NTUSER.*/

Debian etch: 
Linux 2.6.18-5-686 #1 SMP Wed Oct 3 00:12:50 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

client side:
100% WinXP SP2, F-Secure 7.10

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