[Samba] Outlook and roaming profiles?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 19:47:48 GMT 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:43 PM, Ong Chin Kiat <titantoppler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm trying to migrate from a workgroup based Samba server to a domain based
> Samba server.
> I need the following features
> - Roaming profiles
> - LDAP based user administration / authentication
> I think the LDAP part is mostly doable, though I do foresee some hair
> tearing, but my main concern is with the roaming profiles.
> Users do not have a fixed workstation and log-on to whichever workstation is
> available. However, they need to be access their mail through Outlook. This
> is the crucial point. AFAIK, there is no way to use Outlook with roaming
> profiles. A quick search on the Microsoft website indicates that I would
> need an Exchange server to implement roaming profiles+mail.
> My question is - can it be done without Exchange (ie using PST files)? My
> understanding is that the size of the PST files prohibits roaming profiles.
> FWIW, my mail configuration is IMAP based, not POP-based, so it _might_ make
> the PST files smaller, though I'm not sure.

We just created new.pst files on the local hard drives instead of
where Outlook wanted and then deleted the original .pst (after moving
any mail to the new .pst) and adjusted settings so that the mail
accounts were associated with the new .pst files.


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