[OpenAFS] Windows 8.1, SkyDrive and Roaming Profiles

Dave Botsch botsch@cnf.cornell.edu
Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:38:13 -0400

Being somewhat unfamiliar with Windows 8 / 8.1...

what are the suggested steps for recreating the conditions to replicate
the failure? I've got a skydrive login setup, so, now what?


On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 12:09:59PM -0400, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Last Wednesday Microsoft released the one and only preview release of
> Windows 8.1 in conjunction with the Microsoft Build conference which I
> attended.  The one big change relating to file systems is the
> integration of SkyDrive into the Shell and its selection as the primary
> storage location for end user documents.
> The SkyDrive integration adds shell recognition for files that are
> located in the locally sync'd copy of the SkyDrive directory tree but
> which have not been copied locally.   Microsoft now represents these
> files with a new Reparse Point (Tag: 0x80000015) which is a "sparse
> file" and an "offline" file.  The file will not be visible to
> applications that browse the directory from the command line but will be
> displayed in the Explorer Shell and Modern application views of the
> SkyDrive directory.
> The SkyDrive folder tree is stored in the user's profile at
> \Users\<username>\SkyDrive.   When the profile is on NTFS this works
> fine.  When the roaming profile is stored in AFS this is going to cause
> problems because at logout an error will be generated when attempts are
> made to copy this new reparse point to AFS.
> I urge organizations to begin testing Windows 8.1 Preview immediately
> and to file bug reports with Microsoft as soon as possible.  This is a
> feature that will not be altered once Windows 8.1 RTM is cut.   It is
> critical that Microsoft hear about issues that will effect their
> customers while there is time to make adjustments.
> Jeffrey Altman

David William Botsch
CNF Computing