I have a Linux server and Windows 2000 pro workstations. We have more than 600 user accounts in the Linux server. If I log on in a particular workstation, it creates a profile for each user. So every machine has duplicate profiles. How can I manage the profile creations?
I am guessing from your question the problem is that your local Windows machines have both a local profile and a profile on the Linux server, which I also assume is running
. I assume that the problem is that you are finding yourself with both a local Windows profile and one on the server. I won't presume to be the expert in configuring this but my friend John Terpstra has written an excellent
How-To on this subject
. The detail is probably exactly what you need.
I think for your particular case you need to decide if you want support for Roaming Profiles or Local Profiles....
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Roaming profiles will synch the local settings from the Samba server acting as a Primary Domain Controller. You can also disable Roaming Profile Support so that you only use the local settings on your PC. The Profile Management How-To at the link above should help you make these decisions.