[Samba] Offline Caching

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Sun Feb 5 08:47:49 MST 2012

On 2012-02-04 10:33 AM, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 02:54:13PM, Mike Howard wrote:
>> I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find anything
>> recent. Using Samba4 and windows clients, the client logs include
>> lots off 'windows has detected that offline caching is enabled on
>> the roaming profile share.......' messages. Is this an issue and if
>> so, how do I sort it? I've found references to 'csc policy =
>> disable' but this is not recognised in samba4 smb.conf.

> Probably someone needs to take the time to port this feature from the
> Samba3 based fileserver to the Samba4 based one. Patches welcome:-)

Confused on both the question and answer...

Is the question 'How do I enable offline caching for shares in Samba4', 
or 'how do I *disable* offline caching for a specific share in samba4'?

Then, Volker, which one of these questions does your answer pertain to? 
Meaning, does Samba4 *not* have an option to 'disable offline caching' 
for specific shares?

That said, Microsoft requires that offline caching be disabled on the 
roaming profiles share for Windows XP/2000 clients. Thankfully they have 
solved this problem with Vista/7 clients, and using Roaming Profiles + 
Redirected Folders (which is now recommended best practice) works much 
better, in fact pretty much seamlessly, even in cases where lots of 
'disconnected' users (ie, laptops that come and go) exist...


Best regards,


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