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

Alberto Moreno portsbsd at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 17:49:19 GMT 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 11:44 AM, Adam Williams
<awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us> wrote:
> 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.

 Thanks Braebaum, that was what I need it.

  Adam I'm reading the doc thanks for your tip.

  I appreciated all the information u people give to me, thanks!!!

  See u.

LIving the dream...

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