[Samba] Profile Location Best Practice

Mike Eggleston mikeegg1 at mac.com
Tue Oct 16 19:35:40 GMT 2007

On Mon, 15 Oct 2007, Charles Marcus might have said:

> >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...

How do you switch only a single user at a time?


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