[Samba] Freebsd pdc

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 15:04:27 MST 2011

> I haven't used FreeBSD, but I have set up several PDCs. They work ok with
> default settings, however if users have a large amount of data associated
> with their account (in Application Data, My Documents, and/or Desktop
> folders for example), logging off/on can become terribly inefficient. This
> is because Windoze saves all of this local data to the server when the user
> logs off, taking a good bit of time (I've seen 20 minutes or so), while
> putting a strain on both the network and server.


That would only be the case if you enabled roaming profiles ; which
isn't active by default either.

And this would be an either wether you use samba PDA or windows server.

> The solution to this problem is to change the default location for various
> folders to be on the server, so that the data doesn't need to be copied to
> the server during the logoff process. This is accomplished by creating a
> custom NTConfig.POL file in the netlogon directory which changes the
> location of these folders to reside on the server instead of the local HDD.

no the solution is to disable roaming profiles


Don't have a "logon path" set.

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