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Old 05-05-2003, 12:47 PM   #16
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Here is another quick question.

How does one disable roaming profiles?
What I want to do is have the user log into the domain, but I want them to use their local profile, and not a roaming profile.

Any ideas on the best way to set this up?


Old 05-05-2003, 01:18 PM   #17
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That should do it !

Hey again !

That should do almost look as i did it except for me I did not write the full path to adduser but that is nothing to bather about.

About the domain thing I did the change from users to domain and then it worked for me to add my other machines to the domain...XP (urk).

Here is a little document that I wrote so I would remember everthing in the future.

Here you can find the document...Samba.doc .

Have a nice Linux day.

Old 01-10-2004, 06:08 AM   #18
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Dear all ,
all of u want to make roaming profile plzzzzzzzz help me that i dont want to save roaming profile to save in server i want that user profile save in its local pc not in server and only map a username drive which is situated on ftp server on my LAN not profile folder
Old 01-10-2004, 12:57 PM   #19
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NOT Roaming profile !

Hi again !

The way I do it at home is on laptop's I change to local profile so if you are not connected to the network you should be able to log on to your laptop anyway...these changes are all done in the local machine.
But if you like to exclude a couple och users in your domain not to get a roaming profile I don't know how to do that but if you read the long and fine Samba.doc there is probley a some settings to exclude on user.

Best luck to you !

Old 01-11-2004, 09:17 AM   #20
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How to keep it local

There is a rather simple method to control a lot of Windows XP (Prof) Settings when it comes to roaming
Go to Start->Run and type "gpedit.msc"
Under LOcal Computer po÷icy->Computer configuration->Administratitive templates->System->User profiles you can change a lot of these settings including "Prevent roaming profiles chamges to propagate to the server"

Good luck
Old 08-11-2004, 11:25 AM   #21
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Sorry for digging this thread.

May I ask those who had their roaming profiles working, what are some of the files and folders that are stored in your samba server?
Old 08-12-2004, 02:32 AM   #22
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I guess that you are interested in the roaming specific files, right?
You can modify the list via the grpedit.
Basically, Windows copies the content of the folder
C:\Documents and Settings\user_foobar back an forrth
In particular in my profiles folder on the SAMBA-Server these files and directories are stored:
drwx------ 18 sgromer users 544 2004-08-04 19:03 Application Data
drwx------ 2 sgromer users 1736 2004-08-11 18:38 Cookies
drwx------ 2 sgromer users 1112 2004-08-11 18:38 Desktop
drwx------ 28 sgromer users 4928 2004-08-11 13:20 Favorites
-rw------- 1 sgromer users 321672 2004-08-05 15:02 .fonts.cache-1
drwx------ 21 sgromer users 912 2004-08-11 18:38 .gimp-2.0
drwx------ 5 sgromer users 376 2004-06-28 17:29 My Documents
drwx------ 9 sgromer users 344 2004-08-04 19:03 NetHood
-rw------- 1 sgromer users 3518464 2004-08-11 18:38 NTUSER.DAT
-rw------- 1 sgromer users 1024 2004-08-06 09:57 NTUSER.DAT.LOG
-rw------- 1 sgromer users 180 2004-08-11 18:38 ntuser.ini
drwx------ 2 sgromer users 48 2003-12-29 17:26 PrintHood
drwx------ 2 sgromer users 2328 2004-08-11 18:38 Recent
drwx------ 2 sgromer users 328 2004-03-29 13:14 SendTo
drwx------ 3 sgromer users 72 2003-12-30 09:11 Start Menu
drwx------ 2 sgromer users 592 2004-07-08 17:59 Templates
drwx------ 4 sgromer users 96 2004-08-11 18:03 .thumbnails
drwx------ 6 sgromer users 176 2004-03-29 13:14 UserData

Compare this to the Windows-machine:
Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\sgromer

11.08.2004 18:38 <DIR> .
11.08.2004 18:38 <DIR> ..
04.08.2004 19:03 <DIR> Application Data
11.08.2004 18:38 <DIR> Desktop
11.08.2004 13:20 <DIR> Favorites
28.06.2004 17:29 <DIR> My Documents
04.08.2004 19:03 <DIR> NetHood
11.08.2004 18:39 3.670.016 NTUSER.DAT
12.08.2004 09:34 1.024 NTUSER.DAT.LOG
29.12.2003 17:26 <DIR> PrintHood
11.08.2004 18:38 <DIR> Recent
29.03.2004 13:14 <DIR> SendTo
30.12.2003 09:11 <DIR> Start Menu
08.07.2004 17:59 <DIR> Templates
29.03.2004 13:14 <DIR> UserData
05.08.2004 15:02 321.672 .fonts.cache-1
11.08.2004 18:38 <DIR> .gimp-2.0
11.08.2004 18:03 <DIR> .thumbnails
09.08.2004 09:44 <DIR> Local Settings
11.08.2004 18:38 180 ntuser.ini

Was this of any help?

Old 08-12-2004, 07:19 AM   #23
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yea thanx


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