[Samba] Roaming profiles on demand?

Salatiel Filho salatiel.filho at gmail.com
Tue May 29 19:54:00 GMT 2007

On 5/29/07, Rune Tønnesen <rune at tonnesen.org> wrote:
> Dear Andres
> Andreas Paulick skrev:
> > Hello Samba-world,
> >
> > We are planning to upgrade our network incl. clients and server. So
> > there are then exclusive Win XPSP2-Systems and one single Samba-3
> > Server on Linux.
> > In the past,ocassionly there are network issues (dying switch, broken
> > cable, uncooperative NICs, you all know the list :) ) so there are
> > some chances to FU a roaming profile, if used.Usual, we dont need them
> > because any user has his own PC. More: if I give them roaming
> > profiles, the uers complain about the long start time, because they
> > dont want to delete one single holliday picture in BMP-style for the
> > desktop background, and because of the long shutdown time, they simply
> > switch off their machines,... (you know this type of users). :(
> This kind of Users are known to exist ;-)
> The easiests way to cut login time to something users can cope with, is
> to redirect the documents folder, this can be done by applying a
> registryfile from the login script. I can post my litle trick if you
> want it.

Please Rune , post your trick :)

This also makes backup a lot easier to have profiles and
> documents a central place.
> Results:
> My users profiles are around 5 MB pr. user
> logintime is low (10-15 sec)
> The second thing to do is to use poledit to limit the size of the
> profile, this way the login time is kept low.
> > But there is a nice-to-have feature:
> > An user can switch to another machine and take his own settings to
> > this machine (this needs roaming profile) because of broken machine or
> > holliday substition.
> > So I want to have local profiles on client systems, and from time to
> > time roaming profiles. Are there a way to realise this? If I see this
> > correct, I (or better: the user) only have to do:
> >
> > -copy the User Profile from C: to the server.
> > -local log out on the current machine
> > -log in to the domain on his new machine.
> >
> > in return, he has to
> > -log out of the domain from his actual used machine
> > -domain log in on his main PC (to copy the actual profile to this
> > machine)
> > -log out from the Domain
> > -local log in on the machine
> >
> > Have I forgotten some point? Is this possible? How can I do this?
> It can be done if the user has to identical accounts one on the local
> computer and one on the server, and he/she must keep the passwords in
> sync and there might be problems with users permissions.
> This seems a bit complicated, See easier solutions above
> Best Regards Rune
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