[Samba] Profile Location Best Practice

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Sun Oct 14 15:49:55 GMT 2007

> The key advantage is that if the profile is stored within the user's
> home directory, the Windows workstations will sometimes discconnect the
> user's home directory network drive mapping during logout before the
> profile has finished synchronizing between the workstation and the
> server, and your users may have broken profile problems.

Wow... maybe this explains the mysterious problems I've been having...

Currently, user profiles are stored in:


system is a hidden folder in the users home dir, so they don't even 
'see' it (unless they enable 'Show hidden files and folders').

Home folder is mapped to H:, target = \\server\home\user

'My Documents' folder is mapped to H:

It has worked very well - with the OCCASIONAL exception of mysterious 
problems with deleted icons from the desktop reappearing, and OCCASIONAL 
corrupted files in the users profile

Are you saying that this could be causing these problems? I thought it 
would be ok, since the Profile path is an UNC path, not a mapped drive 


Best regards,


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