[Samba] Outlook and roaming profiles?

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Thu Nov 20 07:31:22 GMT 2008

Im using outlook 2003 here with the pst file on a network drive.
I have about 65 users with at most 50 active at the same time.
pst size vary from 50 Mb to 1500Mb 
Server is a P4 3.0 with RAID 1 - 10.000 SCSI drives. and outlook 
isn't slow. 3 users have the pc lokal but this is because the size 
of the pst files 4Gb+. works ok overhere, but... 
remember PST is bad. im switching to imap/zarafa mail server.
why is pst bad =>  http://www.archiving101.com/?p=19 read this.
and yes still im using it. 

if you using debian and you want a nice lead to set up your samba
google for big debian samba howto.
i contains roaming profiles, network recicle bin, anti virus ldap 
setup. its not a perfect setup but you check to get a impression.

The howto is going to be rewriten when debian lenny is stable.


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: samba-bounces+belle=bazuin.nl at lists.samba.org 
>[mailto:samba-bounces+belle=bazuin.nl at lists.samba.org] Namens 
>John Drescher
>Verzonden: woensdag 19 november 2008 20:48
>Aan: Ong Chin Kiat
>CC: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Outlook and roaming profiles?
>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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