[Samba] roaming profiles and folder redirection: programs 'not responding'

David Collins db.collins at yahoo.com.au
Mon Aug 11 06:07:12 GMT 2008


I suggest you concentrate on the re-directed folders - not the roaming
profile - because the roaming profile is copied to the local hard disc
when you log on - so throughout your session it is locally stored.  You
might try un-directing your re-directed folders one at a time (over a
period of a week) to see which one appears to be affecting performance.

David Collins

On Sun, 2008-08-10 at 13:34 +0200, Heiko Harders wrote:

> Hello,
> I've setup a PDC with Samba 3.0.31 and I am testing on a Windows Vista
> box (64 bits version).
> Often I get the message of programs that they are not responding and
> it takes about half a minute before I can use them again. Especially
> Mozilla Firefox has this problem often (allthough I'm using this
> program the most, so it is also the most obvious).
> I am using roaming profiles with folder redirection. I excluded all
> folders from the profile through a registry setting and redirected all
> folders in the user shell folders to network drivers, except the
> folders that appear in 'AppData/Local' (so the local, machine
> dependent settings are excluded from the profile and they are located
> on the local disk of the computer).
> Does anyone recognize these problems? Does anyone know a solution, or
> the best way to troubleshoot this?
> My roaming profiles are working fine otherwise, all settings are
> nicely stored in the profile, I don't get any error messages and the
> user has the proper rights to write to any network drive that is
> needed for this user. Also I have no problems with the network
> connection. I detected no packet loss and the response time is fast
> (tried pinging to the server while the problem occured, average time
> was 0 ms and 0% packet loss). The problem is by far not occuring as
> much when I'm logged in using a local profile on the machine, so I
> think it must be some problem with the PDC connecting with Vista.
> Greetings,
> Heiko

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