[Samba] Libreoffice and roaming profile log-off delay

Rowland Penny rpenny at f2s.com
Fri Oct 5 09:57:50 MDT 2012

On 05/10/12 12:01, steve wrote:
> samba --version
> Version 4.0.0rc3-GIT-56ffe75
> AD and s3fs on the same box.
> libreoffice 3.6.1
> Hi
> If a user has used libreoffice, his log-off time is around 3 minutes 
> on both XP and w7.
> samba shows 50% and smbd shows 20% CPU usage during the delay.
> I can get the delay down to around 2 minutes by removing all of the 
> optional libreoffice modules (such as the wiki publisher). The delay 
> is less for subsequent log-off's but still a pita.
> Questions: When the user logs off, is the profile synced to the file 
> server or is the whole lot copied again?
> Any ideas to work around this?
> Cheers,
> Steve

Hi Steve, if you are using roaming profiles, then when the user logons 
the entire profile is copied from the server to the client, when the 
user logs off the reverse happens, not good if you allow the profile to 
grow to any size.
The cure is folder redirection or as microsoft now call it 'user 
virtulization', with this the users documents etc stop on the server and 
the My Documents folder, for instance, gets pointed to the new location.
I can email you the instructions for XP if you are interested and point 
you to a website for W7, this is a bit different but works the same.


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