Fwd: Fwd: [Samba] Windows XP login

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 15:22:59 GMT 2009

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Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: [Samba] Windows XP login
To: John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>

>>> This desktop.ini file is a hidden file that windows places in all
>>> folders of your system to store the preferences of your explorer view.
>>> The problem here is samba is making this hidden file in the startup
>>> folder of the start menu visible instead of default hidden.
>>> John
>> Thanks for info, what do I need to modify or configure in order for this
>> file to remain hidden on all clients?

> I have not solved that myself.

Nor have I.  It is a problem with windows clients on W2Kx domains as well.
 It also seems it might be tied to the clients view files and folder
settings, however I have not tested that variable.  But it's such a
trivial issue I haven't really done much to solve outside of hiding files


> look at the documentation for hidden file mapping and veto files
>> Is this also the reason why the
>> desktop setting is not being applied on logins?
> I do not think so. I  believe this file is only for view settings of
> explorer.exe. Detailed, Icon, web view ...
> John
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