[K12OSN] Active Directory - SMB/LDAP Switch

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Wed Jul 27 11:02:18 UTC 2005

Mark Gumprecht wrote:
> Jason Ingalls wrote:
>>Perhaps the most important lesson we learned was that the profile directory and
>>home directory MUST be different! What we decided to do was use roaming
>>profiles, but exclude the Desktop and My Documents directories from roaming to
>>cut down on logon/logoff time (by merging a .reg file via logon script). We
>>instead chose to use folder redirection (by merging a .reg file via logon
>>script) for those two folders. We thought (wrongly) that since these folders
>>would be exluded from roaming the redirected folders could live amongst the the
>>other profile directories. What this resulted in was files that would randomly
>>disappear from the Desktop and My Documents folders. Ultimately we stuck with
>>using folder redirection, but we redirected them to the home directory and put
>>the profiles in /home/profiles/username. This made me happier than putting the
>>profiles in the default location because we have a large partition for /home.
> Does anyone have a howto on redirect or a url?
> Thanks
> Mark
Which bit you do want to know to do.

I can send you our reg files that I use to redirect My Doc's to there home drives


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