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Old 08-29-2005, 01:04 PM   #1
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Samba, roaming profiles, user access, printing and folder redirection...


I recently managed to configure samba as a PDC and configure Roaming Profiles. However there are a few minor issues I need to get addressed before the network is ready for use and I was hoping that I can get some help...

1) Roaming profiles work fine, but users cannot read files from the c:\windows directory... The problem is I have placed a custom wallpaper there, and users who log in end up with a blank background. Is there any way to make user accounts able to read files from the c:\windows directory?

2) Printer sharing works fine too. This still needs a lot of debugging on my part, I was just hoping that there are any general guidelines I have missed. For now, the $print share doesn't work very well, Windows machines keep searching for drivers even though I have put them under /var/lib/samba/printers/W32X86. I have set /var/spool/samba as the spool directory (maybe I should set the user's home directory for this?). Printing does take a long time for some reason (using cups raw printing). Any suggestions?

3) I want to store the user's My Documents folder in their home directory to avoid long logon times due to copying files e.t.c. How do I implement this? For now My Documents is located under /var/lib/samba/profiles/%U/My Documents which is the directory where user profiles are stored...

Thanks in advance,
Old 08-30-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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I found out how to make folder redirection work... (

The c:\windows folder somehow became readable (I think) after a format on the windows machine and setting up folder redirection (in a way)

I could still use a few printing tips though...


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