[OpenAFS] Windows clients / roaming profiles and OpenAFS

Lars Schimmer l.schimmer@cgv.tugraz.at
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:49:16 +0100

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On 2012-01-18 16:55, Coy Hile wrote:
> I'm finally getting aorund to getting my cell set back up (mostly
> for playing around), and I have something new in the mix that I
> didn't have last time: Windows clients.  What is considered best
> practice for dealing with Windows profiles and OpenAFS? I see the
> following possibilities:
> (1) Make all the profiles local, users have to copy things to AFS
> by hand (2) Make profiles local (or roaming using MSFT
> infrastructure) and redirect folders such as My Documents/Music/etc
> to \\AFS UNC path (3) Store the roaming profile data in AFS
> directly.
> What's the Right Way(tm) to do it?

Depends on the setup.
We had lots of issues with Folder Redirection, we do complete roaming
profiles now. With OpenAFS 1.7.4
Backsides: large profiles takes long time to load on first time and
long time to logout on first time (a lot of files).
Profile Space is always to small (e.g. Thunderbird mail...).
Software sometimes do think profile spoace is scratch /tmp space and
creating a 20GB scratch file in it - FUN!

But in 99% it does work fine so far.

Lars Schimmer
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