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Re: [Samba] how to set folder redirection on Windows 7 with a Samba PDC

From: erik bergsma <ebergsma1_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 23 2010 - 13:03:31 GMT
To: Abe Lau <abelau+samba@gmail.com>

there are some limitations.... kixtart cant write certain values to parts
the registry that are protected
but just for folder redirection its great :)

although with win7 you will probably run into some problems with the adobe
installer that is refusing to work, because of the folder redirection

samba 4 isnt an work enviroment option, since it is still in alpha

2010/8/22 Abe Lau <abelau+samba@gmail.com <abelau%2Bsamba@gmail.com>>

> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 2:48 PM, German Molano <gmolano@ignios.net> wrote:
>
> > On 21/08/2010 10:54 p.m., Abe Lau wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >> I have read that Windows 7 is using a new admx format and that it is not
> >> compatible with the old-school poledit. If I would like to stick with a
> >> Samba PDC, is there any elegant way to get Windows 7 client to obey the
> >> folder redirection(and possibly other rules) set using poledit&
> >> NTConfig.pol?
> >>
> >> Yes there is a way to do folder redirection with kixtart tools you can
> > write directly to the Windows Registry modyfing the Workstation Settings.
> >
> > In your netlogon start up script call kix32 runtime with your own script
> > with some values like these:
> >
> > $UserShellFolders =
> >
> "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
> > Shell Folders"
> > WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "Personal", "H:\Documents", "REG_SZ")
> > WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "AppData", "H:\.winsettings\appdata",
> > "REG_SZ")
> > WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "Desktop", "H:\WinDesktop", "REG_SZ")
> > WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "My Music", "H:\Music", "REG_SZ")
> > WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "My Pictures", "H:\Pictures", "REG_SZ")
> > WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "My Video", "H:\Videos", "REG_SZ")
> > WriteValue($UserShellFolders, "{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}",
> > "H:\Downloads", "REG_SZ")
> >
> >
> >
> > I have been searching the mailing list, but there doesn't seems to be
> much
> >> detailed information on how to get Windows 7 to integrate nicely with a
> >> Samba PDC. Any insights?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Abe
> >>
> >
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>
> Thanks German Molano.
>
> That may seems to be a viable solution. By the way, the webpage doesn't
> mention Windows 7 being supported? Is the webpage just outdated?
>
> Not knowing much about kixtart, does it mean that I could replace
> everything
> in NTConfig.pol with a kixtart script? That would be an elegant solution
> before Samba4 is ready I suppose :-)
>
> Abe
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