[Samba] roaming profiles

ml at bortal.de ml at bortal.de
Tue Feb 5 15:34:40 GMT 2008

Hello Adam,
thank you for your information. I got it working and it works like a charm!
Can i exclude or include some folders for the roaming syncronisation? 
E.g. i do not want the "My Music" folder to be stored on the server.

By Default EVERYTHING from "c:\documents and settings" directory will be 
transfered from and to the server, right?

Thanks, Mario

Adam Williams schrieb:
> windows xp/samba looks at the timestamp on NTUSER.DAT in your 
> c:\documents and settings directory and the \\server\profiles\username 
> share on the server, whichever is newer is what gets loaded.  XP 
> caches log in credentials, so you are on the road using your notebook 
> with your cached profile.  the timestamp on NTUSER.DAT is newer then 
> when you are back on your local network, so your profile on your 
> notebook is loaded, and when you log out, this newer profile is 
> written to the file server.
> its not that confusing, have your server domain logins = yes, os level 
> = 33, and setup the logon path, logon drive, and logon home settings, 
> and creat /var/lib/samba/profiles and /var/lib/samba/netlogon 
> directories.  look at examples 2.3.7 and 2.3.8 in the official samba 
> 3.2.x howto and reference guide pdf.
> ml at bortal.de wrote:
>> Hello List,
>> i would like to use a Laptop in my Samba Network (PDC).
>> Where can i read up on roaming profiles and how to get it working?
>> My aim is that u can just unplug my laptop from my network, travel 
>> around the world and plug it back in.
>> It should then NOT load the saved profile from the server and 
>> overwrite my changes i did offline.
>> Can someone recommend a easy and good to read howto? The Samba Manual 
>> was rather confising :)
>> Thanks, Mario

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