[Samba] Profile Location Best Practice

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Oct 15 20:06:56 GMT 2007

> Eric Feldhusen, you've pretty much convinced me that best practice is 
> having profiles stored in one place, and home folders in another.  
> But I'm still curious if you have also experienced these problems 
> even with such a configuration.  Either way, I think the merits of 
> such a configuration are clear; I just wonder if I can expect even 
> these problems to go away, or if I shouldn't get my hopes up quite 
> that much. 

Well... I created a new directory structure:

home directory = \server\home\username (unchanged)
profile directory = \server\home\profiles\username (new)

I've already switched one user over who was having a weird problem with 
a printer not appearing on the receptionist computer (she covers for the 
receptionist when she goes to lunch, etc). That problem is now resolved, 
while nothing else I tried worked.

So, I'm hopeful that this will indeed fix these other mysterious 
problems. After some reading on  this, I'm embarrassed that I never 
encountered this 'best practice' knowledge before...

Many thanks to Eric for the whack upside the head...


Best regards,


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