[Samba] roaming profiles
awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Tue Feb 5 21:01:12 GMT 2008
thats right, everything in c:\documents and settings\username will be
put into \\server\profiles\username
but you can redirect various folders. see section 5.7 of Samba 3 by
Example for details
ml at bortal.de wrote:
> Hello Adam,
> thank you for your information. I got it working and it works like a
> 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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