[Samba] Samba 3 as PDC and hidden folders

John Sherling sf.techguy at gmail.com
Sun May 13 18:21:54 GMT 2007

I'm running Samba 3.0.10 as a PDC for Win XP Pro (SP2) workstations.
User Outlook .pst files on desktop machines are (obviously) very
important, and must be synced with server at logout for proper backup
(which occurs on server).

I've noticed that said Outlook .pst files are stored on the XP Pro
desktops in a folder called:

"C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>\Local Settings\Application

However, the "Local Settings" folder and everything within it are
"hidden" folders in Windows, and seem not to get synced with the
server when user logs out of domain.

Is there a way to make this folder sync? Any notable downsides to doing so?

Better to just move the .pst file to a visible folder in the user profile?

Would love to hear any best practice advice frmm folks who've done this.

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