[OpenAFS] OpenAFS on windows - profile in AFS, who uses it?

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Sun, 10 Feb 2008 22:37:59 -0600

Stephen Joyce <stephen@physics.unc.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Feb 2008, Rodney M. Dyer wrote:
>> 2.  A users profile has a folder under it called "Local Settings". 
>> THIS FOLDER DOES NOT ROAM.  This folder only exists during your
>> session on the local machine.  When you logout, the data in that
>> folder is considered temporary for your session.  Microsoft in
>> further "grand wisdom" decided to store valuable information in that
>> folder that you really need to carry around with you with the
>> profile, but this data is "excluded by default". Notable application
>> data includes: Microsoft Outlook email settings and PST files, etc..
>>     Microsoft IE history, etc..
>>     Microsoft Visual Studio .NET option settings,etc.
> This is a very good reason to recommend Firefox and Thunderbird. The
> most annoying thing for my users was that the desktop picture is a
> "Local Setting" that doesn't roam. Clever logout and login scripts
> took care of this though.

Last time I checked, attempting to use an Outlook PST file from ANY 
network file system was considered unsafe, which is probably why it 
defaults to a local folder.