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Re: [Samba] best way to deal with Windows 7 (.V2) profiles?

From: German Molano <gmolano_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 09 2010 - 18:42:14 GMT
To: Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman@seakr.com>

Hi there, I had the same problem. but until now I think a possible
solution but I do not know how to make it.

Nick Couchman wrote:
>>>> On 2010/08/09 at 11:25, Stefan Onken <support@stonki.de> wrote:
>>>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have some users using sometimes Windows XP and sometimes Windows 7. In
>> my smb.comf I only have one profile section, now Samba is creating both
>> "profile" and "profile.V2" in the /home/<user> directory. Resulting in
>> using twice the disk space.
>>
>> 1) Is there any way to link them ?
>>
>
> No...version 1 profiles (anything pre-Vista) are completely incompatible with version 2 profiles (Vista and later). You can make sure that the My Documents folder is not stored with the profile and is stored elsewhere on the network, and this should alleviate some of the disk space requirements. But they cannot be linked or be in the same folder.
>
>
Saddly true ... more over some Reg entries changed drastically ...
>> 2) Do I need a profile.V2 section in my smb.conf?
>>
>>
>
> If you want \\server\profile.V2 to point to /home/<user>/Profile.V2, yes, you'll need another section. Basically, Vista and higher take your profile directory specified in your SAM (NT, Samba, or AD) database and just tack on the ".V2" to get the path of the new profile.
>
> -Nick
>
>
>
What if you let the workstations work with its current profiles
--profiles or profiles.V2-- but using some script you symlink My
Documents and Desktop folder to one other so it keeps its current
platform settings without messing too much with the registry, and having
the same files shared between profiles. Could that works ? Maybe I'll do
the test right away.
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