[Samba] speed of samba vs Windows

Ben Metcalfe bwmetcalfe at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 16:37:01 MDT 2012

"Well, that is not going to happen."

Needs to happen for stuff to work right. Vista and Windows 7 needs to be
told how to handle time stamps on Samba shares or data gets copied twice
*needlessly* during the logon process. Setting up the correct registry
entry *RoundUpWriteTimeOnSync* in some very simple group policy should be
trivial for your windows guy and roughly double your logon speed. You all
win, and he won't have broken anything. He can follow a microsoft approved
technique from technet.com:


or just ask him to search as follows:

and he'll be convinced.

On 28 June 2012 21:08, Todor Fassl <fassl.tod at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: "Ben Metcalfe" <bwmetcalfe at gmail.com>
> To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] speed of samba vs Windows
>> On 28 June 2012 20:15, Ben Metcalfe <bwmetcalfe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  "That's the point. I am
>>> pushing the idea that our problem is not using folder redirection and the
>>> Windows guy is pushing the idea that its samba itself."
>>> Spot-on.
>>> Your windows guy just needs to implement a few AD registry tweaks (see
>>> below etc) to get things working sweetly,
> Well, that is not going to happen.
> Eh -- maybe if I can persuade the boss.  But I think if this is going to
> get fixed, I am going to have to fix it myself. But that is probably fair
> because I think I probably messed it up.  I believe folder redirection was
> working at one time under my predecessor.  I believe I messed it up when I
> built a new file server. I have a vague memory of choosing to not copy some
> files  in the root of the netlogon share over to the new server not knowing
> what they were for. My predecessor left a lot of stuff just lying around. I
> mean, who doesn't? So I thought they were extraneous and when the domain
> seemed to work find for a few months, I figured it was okay to reformat the
> hard drive on the old server.
> We are just now making the switch from XP to Win7. I understand that XP
> and Win7 profiles are not compatible. If we have to have our Windows users
> (and there aren't that many) create new profiles, maybe I can make sure
> they get created with full folder redirection implemented.   Even if we
> have to migrate the profiles (and I have no idea oif that is even possible)
> maybe we can also add the appropriate registry keys.
> I already know way more than I want to about Windows systems admin. Guess
> I'll have to learn about setting registry keys and default user profiles,
> etc.
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