[Samba] roaming user profiles do not transfer all settings

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 17:48:10 GMT 2008

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1:39 PM, Leandro Tracchia <ltracchia at gmail.com> wrote:
> this may sound like a basic question but i'm not entirely sure how
> roaming profiles work so i'm not sure if i have it working properly. i
> created a local user account on a client machine and then joined that
> machine to the domain. i then logged in as domain administrator and
> copied the user profile from the local machine to the server. if i
> login with this user account (now the domain account) from another
> machine, i can see the files that are supposed to be there but
> everything else like the wallpaper, shortcuts, and windows styles are
> not correct....
How are they not correct?

>is roaming profiles supposed to work like this??? or
> are you supposed to have the EXACT user settings no matter what
> machine you log onto???
> --
Probably. If your wallpaper exists on the local machine and not in
your profile then logging on to some other machine with that roaming
profile will not get your wallpaper. Also shortcuts will contain the
machine that created them so if you install an app on machine 1 and it
puts a shortcut in your profile that shortcut when clicked on machine
2 will still want to run the application from machine 1.



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