[OpenAFS] Windows 8.1, SkyDrive and Roaming Profiles
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:19:30 -0400
It looks like Windows 8.1 still stores Roaming Profiles in
C:\users\username\AppData\Roaming ... which is different than
So, are you referring to somehow making the whole C:\Users\username the
"roaming" profile, which would then include the SkyDrive folder?
Or are you referring to some sort of way to do a "folder redirection" of
the entire home folder into AFS?
On Mon, Jul 08, 2013 at 01:59:58PM -0400, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Configure 8.1 to use roaming profiles and produce a situation in
> which SkyDrive has synchronized the directory structure but not
> the contents and files. Then logout and let the SkyDrive folder
> in the user profile be written back to AFS.
> On 7/8/2013 1:38 PM, Dave Botsch wrote:
> > 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?
> > thanks.
> > 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