[OpenAFS] Windows Profile on AFS - Questions

Lars Schimmer l.schimmer@cgv.tugraz.at
Tue, 30 May 2006 13:55:19 +0200

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I want to use the windows profiles of the users here to be stored in
OpenAFS filespace.
Windows 2003 Server with ActiveDirectory (Windows Domain)
Windows XP SP2 Clients
Linux Krb5 server
to bad for me, the AD and OpenAFS /krb5 are two password databases, but
automatic logon is active and all users get thei tokens while logging in.

I setup 3 accounts new in MS Win Server 2003 with the profile in
\\AFS\cgv.tugraz.at\home\user\profile and it works.
But I tried to redirect the "home" path (the "My Documents" folder in
documents & Settings\username\) to another drive and it failed :-(
I tried to set it up with the option from the Win Server "Home Folder -
Connect U: to \\AFS\cgv.tugraz.at\home\user\winhome\" and after logging
in, the drive U was available and there were files and dirs. But I
couldn't create any files or folders in this drive, just look and read.
So I deleted the redirection and pure profile path works well enough for
the 3 accounts.

Now I want to move the other users profiles form the HD of the server to
the AFS filestorage. To bad, all the users has the U: redirection
active. And to bad, I can't read any profile and home directory on the
server or change any permission as a administrator.
So I tried to backup the profiles fith "ntbackup" and restore ist with
permission changed to the AFS directory (just for one test user).
And I changed the redirection from U: (deleted this at all).
But after logging in, the home path was set to the win 2003 server, not
to the profile on AFS (yes, profile path was set to AFS, but "My
Documents" was still read from the Win server, but not mounted to U:).

I just want to migrate the User Profiles AND the home directory without
any notice from the users. OK, we've got just 20 users, but it's not
nice to tell them "backup all your work, I want to delete it".

Any tips for me?
A quick google told me nothing so far.

Lars Schimmer
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