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Windows profile under linux home directory

We are setting up a Windows VDI for our linux users and would like to store Win 7 profiles under a user's linux home directory (/home/%U/.win_profile). Linux usernames \eq Windows usernames. We would also like to redirect AppData, Documents, Desktop, and Favorites to the corresponding folders under the newly created profile directory. Ordinarily this would seem to be a trivial issue, but we are not able to set a profile or home path in AD for our users due to enterprise policy (this is, unfortunately, not going to change anytime soon).

Thus far I have created GPO for Windows VMs setting (a) the roaming profile path for all users logging into the computer as \\server\win_profile where \\server\win_profile is setup in smb.conf to /exports/home/%U/.win_profile; and (b) set user folder redirection to \\server\win_profile\{folder name}*. This has not worked.

Unfortunately I do not have a great deal of time to experiment--16 hours to be exact--and my Google mojo has failed me today. Any instructions on implementing the scheme would be greatly appreciated.

* previous attempts at redirecting a folder to \\server\%username%\.win_profile have failed hence the reason for mounting the win_profile directly. Not elegant -- better workaround?
LinuxMicrosoft Legacy OSWindows 7

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8/22/2022 - Mon

I'm afraid this is not possible... Good luck with it though!

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