[Samba] Problem with Windows 7 and roaming profiles

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 08:35:40 MST 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:21 AM, André Egerer <andre.egerer at quintec.de> wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> thanks for your fast reply.
> Here the rights.
> The profiles directory:
> drwxrwxrwx 6  777 root 4096 2010-02-22 16:14 profiles
> A profile:
> drwx------ 15 andre.drei primgroup 4096 2010-02-19 11:12 andre.drei.V2
> Space should be enough:
> /dev/md3              454G   32G  400G   8% /store
> The file system is ext3.
> Good to hear that it can work :-)!

I have had some problems with this. One problem is caused by windows
7. I mean if I install an application and it needs to be elevated (UAC
prompt) and this elevation puts files in my profile that I do not have
permissions on in windows 7, windows pops up a box saying that my
profile was not fully synchronized. The interesting thing is it is
complaining about C: not my network side of the equation..

I have tried to eliminate this by adding excluded folders in

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ExcludeProfileDirs

I needed to do that anyways because my profile had in 4 days grown to
over 8GB (and thousands of files) causing windows to take 5 to 10
minutes to logon/logoff over a gigabit network.


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