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Re: [Samba] please wait for the user profile service...

From: Damien Dye <damien.j.dye_at_nospam>
Date: Wed May 12 2010 - 20:01:39 GMT
To: Evan Ingram <>

Well the roaming profiles are copied to the host machine when a user logson and back again when they log off. You can use policy to redirect some of the profile folders like my doc desktop and app data live on the server to make the profile significantly smaller.

Also enforcing deleting roaming profiles in policy will remove the profile at logoff too

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From: Evan Ingram <>
Sent: 12 May 2010 09:24 AM
To: Damien Dye <>
Cc: samba <>
Subject: Re: [Samba] please wait for the user profile service...

On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 18:41 +0100, Damien Dye wrote:
> Evan
> whats your profile paths set to in the global section of smb.conf ?
> because windows thinks you got it set to \\samba\username\

> no c: users is required you must have the registry part of the profile
> local the rest does not.

so no matter where i have my profile dirs on samba, they always have to
be on the windows C: drive as well?

i set the server up with a relatively small windows partition and a big
samba partition thinking all the user data and shared data could go on
the samba partition. as it stands user data is filling my windows
partition up.

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