am setting up networking for the school I am working for. I am not dumb,
but not a Microsoft server specialist!
Win2000 AS server with Win98 SE workstations. As I need students to be able
to log in from any w/s, I decided I needed roaming profiles. The literature
is abundant for setting up Win2000, NT or XP roaming users/workstations, but
Win98 RKit seems to say it's available for Win98.
I did these:
- turned on profiles in Win98
- entered a couple of users on my server
- managed to configure group policies (.POL file on server w/ multiple
Groups and different policy for each)
- created 2 shares on server: USERS$ for profiles and HOME for home
What I am trying to accomplish:
1 - get Win98 to store profiles on server (such as in \\server\user$\user1)
2 - get Win98 to connect to users' home directory (such as
\\server\home\user1). I read that the best way seems to connect that
directory w/ the My-Documents folder.
What I need help w/:
1- Options in Win2000 user-config/profile-tab seem to be geared towards TS
users according to the doc. Is that true or how do they relate to Win98
(I'm not speaking about the logon script which I got to work OK, once I
understood it should contain a relative path-and-file-name from the NETLOGON
2 - If I need the options above: What should I specify as values (complete
UNCs, drive:dir-file which has a meaning for the server or the w/s, relative
path-fil starting where ...) ? Do I need to configure/script something on
the w/s side to use that value.
3- Once things are set right: Do I need to copy profiles over from the w/s
storage over to server specified path or does that occur automatically at
4- Lastly, when a new user is defined what do I need to set up before he
logs in, and where can I place the default profile, if any, for it to be