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Re: [K12OSN] regfile for redirect of My Documents



It does run everytime, but seems to go very quickly. I'm sure a test could be
written to make it happen only on the first login. One thing I have noticed,
though, is that if a user already has a profile on the machine, the changes the
script makes don't take effect until they log out and log back in. However, if
it is the first time the user has logged into a certain machine the changes
happen immediately.


I'm curious if the post that Heath made applies here? Should I instead use a
path like \\server\%username%\My Documents to map that directory? Or is P:\My
Doc sufficient?

Also, we are putting the profiles and the home dir in /home/username on the same
server. I'm not sure what issues will come up, but I'm fairly confident the
majority of users will just save their stuff in My Docs and be fairly oblivious
to the fact they can even access a P:\ in My Computer, thus most will never even
see the other stuff in their home drive (access from Linux may be the exception
here, I'm not sure exactly how that'll look).


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Jason Ingalls
Ellsworth School Department
IT Specialist
207-667-4722 Ext. 5529
jingalls (at) ellsworthschools.org


Quoting David Trask <dtrask vcsvikings org>:

Very cool!  One question (having not tried it yet, but merely trying to
visualize)....does the regedit command run every time or just once and
then if the keys are in place it doesn't run? (I'm assuming it runs
everytime) I'm curious about the speed of the login script...do you find
it to run pretty quickly?  This is cool...thanks for sharing....you should
consider "wiki-ing" it at LTSP.org or preferably K12LTSP.org as many folks
could use this tweak!  :-)  Attaboy!

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn redhat com> on
Monday, July 4, 2005 at 11:15 AM +0000 wrote:
David,

Chuck and I just did this here and seems to work well in a test
environment. We
exluded Desktop and My Documents from "Roaming" and instead used a
registry
script to point them directly at the server.

Here is how I did it:
--
startup.bat

cd p:
IF NOT EXIST "P:\My Documents\." MD "P:\My Documents"
IF NOT EXIST "P:\Desktop\." MD "P:\Desktop"
regedit /s \\osprey\netlogon\mydoc.reg
:END
--
mydoc.reg

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"ExcludeProfileDirs"="Local Settings;Temporary Internet
Files;History;Temp;My
Documents;Desktop"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Personal"="P:\\My Documents"
"Desktop"="P:\\Desktop"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User

Shell
Folders]
"Personal"="P:\\My Documents"
"Desktop"="P:\\Desktop"


David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask vcsvikings org
(207)923-3100

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