[K12OSN] Active Directory - SMB/LDAP Switch

Jason Ingalls jingalls at ellsworthschools.org
Wed Jul 27 13:18:45 UTC 2005

Here is how I do it (files are in netlogon share on PDC)


REM Change directory to P:\
cd p:

REM If the folders My Documents and Desktop
REM don't exist in P:\ create them.

IF NOT EXIST "P:\My Documents\." MD "P:\My Documents"

IF NOT EXIST "P:\Desktop\." MD "P:\Desktop"

REM Now that we are certain that both directories exist,
REM run regedit silently using the file on osprey.

regedit /s \\osprey\netlogon\mydoc.reg

REM This didn't work...
REM regedit /s \\osprey\netlogon\logoff.reg





[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

"ExcludeProfileDirs"="Local Settings;Temporary Internet Files;History;Temp;My


"Personal"="P:\\My Documents"



"Personal"="P:\\My Documents"



You can see here the first thing I do with the reg file is define which
directories I exlude from roaming.

Then I modifiy the entries that tell where to point My Documents 
(personal) and

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

Quoting Mark Gumprecht <gumprechtm at msln.net>:

> 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
> --
> Mark Gumprecht
> Data Systems Specialist
> Unity, ME
> gumprechtm at msln.net
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