[Samba] how to set folder redirection on Windows 7 with a Samba PDC

Abe Lau abelau+samba at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 00:44:08 MDT 2010

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 2:48 PM, German Molano <gmolano at ignios.net> wrote:

>  On 21/08/2010 10:54 p.m., Abe Lau wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have read that Windows 7 is using a new admx format and that it is not
>> compatible with the old-school poledit.  If I would like to stick with a
>> Samba PDC, is there any elegant way to get Windows 7 client to obey the
>> folder redirection(and possibly other rules) set using poledit&
>> NTConfig.pol?
>>  Yes there is a way to do folder redirection with kixtart tools  you can
> write directly to the Windows Registry modyfing the Workstation Settings.
> In your netlogon start up script call kix32 runtime with your own script
> with some values like these:
> $UserShellFolders =
> "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
> Shell Folders"
> WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "Personal", "H:\Documents", "REG_SZ")
> WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "AppData", "H:\.winsettings\appdata",
> "REG_SZ")
> WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "Desktop", "H:\WinDesktop", "REG_SZ")
> WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "My Music", "H:\Music", "REG_SZ")
> WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "My Pictures", "H:\Pictures", "REG_SZ")
> WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "My Video", "H:\Videos", "REG_SZ")
> WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}",
> "H:\Downloads", "REG_SZ")
>  I have been searching the mailing list, but there doesn't seems to be much
>> detailed information on how to get Windows 7 to integrate nicely with a
>> Samba PDC.  Any insights?
>> Thanks,
>> Abe
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Thanks German Molano.

That may seems to be a viable solution.  By the way, the webpage doesn't
mention Windows 7 being supported?  Is the webpage just outdated?

Not knowing much about kixtart, does it mean that I could replace everything
in NTConfig.pol with a kixtart script?  That would be an elegant solution
before Samba4 is ready I suppose :-)


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