General Samba usage

Stephen Allen freebsduk at
Sat Jul 1 21:04:11 BST 2006

Yet another Samba question...

Samba as a PDC supports roaming profiles.  In my limited trial and 
knowledge so far, this means the entire profile (Documents and 
Settings\USER) will be stored on the server.  I'm not sure how this will 

Will the profile be stored on the server, and will all writes to the 
profile be written over the network to the server?

Will the profile be stored on the server, but synchronized transparently 
with the local copy of the profile at login?

If so, will the local profile be synchronized with the server copy at 

Will machines be able to login using a cached copy of the profile?

I am not yet at the stage where I can test these questions for myself 
yet as I haven't gone that far, partly because I have these burning 

Many thanks,
Steve :)

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