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Nick Walker
2003-12-17, 02:14
Thought I would represent the Windows camp !

Not a big fan of using the My documents as a store for stuff like this.
The reason being it is then part of a roaming profile if the environment is
configured with one. This would be then replicated up to a central server
and down to any machine that person logs on to.

.... nick

dean
2003-12-17, 14:02
Hi Nick,

What's a better place on a Windows system than My Documents?

(I hope that the answer isn't the registry...)

-dean

On Dec 17, 2003, at 1:14 AM, Nick Walker wrote:

> Thought I would represent the Windows camp !
>
> Not a big fan of using the My documents as a store for stuff like this.
> The reason being it is then part of a roaming profile if the
> environment is
> configured with one. This would be then replicated up to a central
> server
> and down to any machine that person logs on to.
>
> ... nick
>

Randy Gobbel
2003-12-17, 14:14
There's a folder at the same level as My Documents, named Application Data.

-Randy

dean blackketter wrote:

> Hi Nick,
>
> What's a better place on a Windows system than My Documents?
>
> (I hope that the answer isn't the registry...)
>
> -dean
>
> On Dec 17, 2003, at 1:14 AM, Nick Walker wrote:
>
>> Thought I would represent the Windows camp !
>>
>> Not a big fan of using the My documents as a store for stuff like this.
>> The reason being it is then part of a roaming profile if the
>> environment is
>> configured with one. This would be then replicated up to a central
>> server
>> and down to any machine that person logs on to.
>>
>> ... nick
>>

mherger
2003-12-17, 14:17
> Thought I would represent the Windows camp !

I'll second you - in the Windows camp, not your opinion ;-)

> Not a big fan of using the My documents as a store for stuff like this.
> The reason being it is then part of a roaming profile if the environment
> is
> configured with one. This would be then replicated up to a central server
> and down to any machine that person logs on to.

Leaving "My Documents" in the profile in a roaming profile environment
isn't a good idea. I prefer replacing it by some network share. It won't
be copied to the local machine but will still be available over the
network. Sure, this is rather a question about Windows configuration.

If I was strict I'd even recommend using the profile's application data
folder (/Documents and Settings/user/Application Data/slimstuff) instead
of "My Documents" for those slimserver files. It's rather configuration
files than documents you work with. "My Documents" should be reserved for
files I have to directly work with (open it from any application, save,
print etc.).

But yes, then the roaming profile will copy it to any machine you're
logging on. But only if you're running the slimserver with your login.
When run as a service it won't roam at all.

May be someone does understand and therefore can translate this :-).

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