[Samba] roaming profiles
wojtekgiel at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 06:59:22 GMT 2009
Gary Dale wrote:
>The netlogon share is, AFAIK, used if you want to provide scripts to be
>run at logon. It's not essential for roaming profiles but it's also
>probably not large so there is no point in not having one. Corporate
>types love being able to control end user's using netlogon scripts.
>Profiles are a copy of your Windows account profile that gets synched
>when you log on or off a Windows computer. The problem is, if you have
>lots of files in My Documents, it can get large and synching can take a
>AFAIK there is no need for them both to be on the same machine but I've
>never tried doing it any other way. Not sure how to specify them on
>different machines. You can put your netlogon and profiles anywhere.
But can I stay only with this entries in smb.conf
logon script = scripts\logon.bat
logon home = \\OXHILL\%U
logon path = \\OXHILL\%U\.profiles
logon drive = H:
and get rid of [profile] share at all on pdc or member.
>The path you specify in your smb.conf above puts it in a hidden (.profile)
>directory in a user's Unix home folder. However, they may not have one.
it is created automatically by scripts. But I only need to configure samba to
work correctly in this layout.
>I keep mine in
>/home/samba/netlogon and /home/samba/profiles/%U myself. You can still
>share that for each user but it keeps your /home directory smaller -
>only Unix accounts & samba show up directly in /home.
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