[Samba] Profile Location Best Practice

Eric J. Feldhusen efeldhusen.lists at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 19:55:44 GMT 2007

Mike Eggleston wrote:
>> 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?
> Mike

If you're using the tdbsam or ldap backends for accounts, you can
specify profile locations on a per-user basis.

Eric Feldhusen
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eric at remc1.org
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