[K12OSN] OT: easy way to move "documents and settings" folder?

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Thu Sep 20 17:25:36 UTC 2007

For teachers, they will learn after their "profile" disappears a few times to put their stuff in their H drive.

For students, we had linux/samba set up and I had my samba server set up so that their profile was stored on the server but as soon as they logged out, samba deleted the server copy of their profile. Then, we had DriveShield (similar to DeepFreeze without the lockup problems) installed and once the computers were rebooted, they came back clean. . .(no local profiles, either) MAJOR space saver!!!!!!on the server and the workstation.

If you would like assistance with setting this up in samba (the client-side stuff is a different animal) let me know and I can give you pointers and examples to make ti clean those wasteful profiles off the server at least. Then you can decide how to handle the client-side cleanup.


Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us

>>> Huck <dhuckaby at paasda.org> 9/19/2007 12:24 PM >>>
Huck is of no use here as well...sorry :(
I only know of the other because when using Samba with roaming 
profiles...when staff members put all of their files in My Documents(the 
default location)...their login and logout times stretch over a 
millennium it seems...and for some reason they do NOT listen when you 
request/explain/ask/nudge/encourage them to save to the NETWORK drive(s).


Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:07:29 -0400, Rob Owens wrote
>> Jim and Huck, thanks for the responses.  But I want to move not just "My
>> Documents", but the entire Documents and Settings folder.  The reason is
>> that things like temporary internet files, etc. are filling up the very
>> small C drive on my terminal server.  Users are instructed to save all
>> of their "stuff" on a network drive anyway, so My Documents doesn't
>> actually take up much space.
>> Also, to be clear, I'd like to set it up so that all new users get their
>> settings put in d:\documents and settings\username
>> -Rob
> Ahh, my apologies.  I misread your original email which was very clear in stating you
> wanted to move Documents and Settings.  Can't say I can help you there.  
> Jim

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