[Samba] Cannot Redirect some windows xp folders to samba share?

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Wed Aug 13 18:44:54 GMT 2008

see page 211 of samba 3 by example.pdf

Alberto Moreno wrote:
>   Hi people.
>    I have some issues, I setup a samba server(3.0.28) with gentoo,
> samba + ldap. Is working, I can create users, change, add, mod,
> etc,etc.
>    I setup each home drive, using smbldap-tools. Everything is working good.
>    But I have 1 problem, I want to setup my windows xp pro sp2 users
> to have roaming + folder redirection to my samba server. Some folders
> are very easy to move to be in a redirect or roaming environment like:
>   My Documents
>   My Pictures
>   Favorites
>   My Music
>   Start Up
>    To make this possible, I use tweakUI from windows site, is a easy tool.
>    The main problem I have is that, some folders: Application Data and
> Local Settings, wont let me redirect them to each user profile share.
>    TweakUI doesn't show this folders.
>    Some sites just show examples but using a AD which is not my case,
> some sites say that I will see a link inside gpedit.msc where I can
> setup folder redirection, but In my case, I don't see anything related
> to "Folder Redirection", the other option they say is to change the
> register for each user.
>   I already try to change the register ("Shell Folders") but each time
> the user restart there computer, the settings for Application Data +
> Local Settings get back to the default state(C:\Docum and
> See\UserName\..)
>   I was thinking is windows xp pro, have some option that prevent a
> user to change this settings like a protection and prevent me to
> change the settings for this special folders?
>   Does someone succesfully implement Folder Redirection for this
> folders inside windows xp pro sp2 or sp3, how do u did it?
>    I will appreciated a lot all the info u could give, thanks all for
> your time!!!
>   P.S. I came from a lot of windows forums, but I still cannot fix this.

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