SAMBA 2 as PDC want to auto-map "My Documents" to user's home

Posted on 2006-05-20
Last Modified: 2008-01-09

I have a Samba 2 server. This is the PDC of a domain, windows xp service pack 2, and no service pack workstations do
log fine to the domain, and I get the drive "H:' automatically mapped to the user's home directory, and profiles stored
else where. (BTW, for some reazon, some users profiles are not "uploaded" to the server when user logs off, but I think
tis question goes elsewhere)

The problem is, users do not even know/want to select a drive to store their documents. They want to just to push a cuple of
buttons to get their files saved, and as u know, the first directory that appears when you press "Save" or "Save as.." in most
applications is the "MY Documents" folder so, I would like to know if is there a way to autmatically map the "My Documents" directory
to the already mapped home drive "H:" in this case.

I know, I can regedit the location for the my documents folder, but, I would like to be fully automatic.

Any suggestions?

Question by:egarciat
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    Expert Comment

    see this:

    or google for "samba folder redirection"

    I don't know for sure if this works for samba 2.x, it is outdated and you should think
    about upgrading anyway.

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    Author Comment


    lqw, no samba 2 AFAIK doesn't support LDAP.

    But I already found the answer on some other site... It's as easy as "copy" a previously created prfile with the desired settings set (ntuser.dat) to the other profiles.

    Thanks anyway.
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    tweak UI for windows.  The only drawback is you must install on each PC, and change the setting under my computer special folders

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