[K12OSN] Roaming profile directory

Joe Faletra jfaletra at sau16.org
Fri May 28 01:48:52 UTC 2004


I have 
>logon home = \\%N\%U\profile
 in my smb.conf but the profiles are saving to the users home directory.

If I want all of the profiles saved in /var/samba/profiles/USERNAME 
what would I do?


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>"Joe Faletra" <jfaletra at sau16.org> wrote:
>Does anyone know how I can get SAMBA to store roaming profiles in
>/opt/samba/profiles?  By default it saves in /home/USER_NAME/profile
>Bzzt!! Not in /opt/samba/profiles, please! Go read the Linux Filesystem
>Hierarchy Standard at http://www.pathname.com/fhs/ , and you'll see
>/opt is for major 3rd-party applications. Profiles should really go
>/var somewhere, e.g. /var/samba/profiles . By sticking with the
>you'll find life easier when it comes to backups, etc.
>In addition, the different versions of Windows store profiles in
>places. For NT, 2K and XP use the "logon path" setting in smb.conf.
>This is
>usually a separate location from the user's home directory.For Win 95,
>and ME, use the "logon home" setting in smb.conf. This is usually set
>logon home = \\%N\%U\profile
>(or .profile) which puts the profile in the user's home directory.
>This information is correct for Samba 3.04. For Samba 2.x, check the
>definitions of these config options in "man 5 smb.conf".
>--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
>K12OSN mailing list
>K12OSN at redhat.com
>For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>

Joe Faletra
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