Fwd: [Samba] roaming user profiles do not transfer all settings

Leandro Tracchia ltracchia at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 18:44:27 GMT 2008

they are not correct because the wallpaper, shortcuts, and windows styles on
("client2") are different from the profile on the machine ("client1") that i
joined the domain with. the profile on "client1" is the profile that should
have been copied to the server and also that profile is roaming and should
appear on all other machines. it is my understanding that the user should be
able to log on to any machine and see his EXACT settings every time.

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1:48 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> John
> John

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