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Old 04-06-2005, 10:45 AM   #1
systemparadox
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Win XP not saving / uploading (or even downloading) profiles to / from samba PDC


I have a small home network (about 5 computers), with a headless slackware 9.1 server running samba 2.2.8a. My brother's Win98SE PC loaded and was able to browse all shares instantly (even from a different workgroup), and now logs on to the domain without any problems. The family PC, running Win XP Pro, is proving to be a lot more troublesome.

I have finally managed to get it to create a machine account and log on to the samba PDC, and when logged on to the domain with a proper user it can usually browse shares without problems. I cannot, however, get it to do ANYTHING with roaming profiles. It did create folders for the two users I logged on with earlier, and it was giving errors saying that it could not find the roaming profile so it would use the locally cached copy, but then it couldn't find that so it used a temporary profile, but it seems to have stopped creating folders and giving any errors. It was also giving an error on logout, saying that it could not save the profile to the server, but after fixing some other problems it's stopped doing that as well.

I have now manually created \\server\profiles\[username] folders for all users, and I can write into and manually copy profiles into them (except I can't copy the profile for the user which is logged on, and seeing that each user can only access their own profile I can only copy a profile for another user into my profile space, which is somewhat stupid). I have created all the users on the local machine, as network users. It also says in my computer --> properties --> advanced --> user profiles, that two of those users are roaming profiles. The rest are yet to appear, which is also very stupid.

It logs on and off without any errors or messages.

I have installed the signorseal registry update which fixed some of the browsing problems, but I have tried all sorts of things and have googled almost all day, to no avail.

Why is XP not bothering to save roaming profiles?

Thankyou in advance
Simon

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Old 04-06-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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I feel your pain, I absolutely hate roaming profiles/xp/2k/samba...

On your XP machine, run gpedit.msc and navigate to "Local Computer Policy" -> "Computer Configuration" -> "Administrative Templates" -> "System" -> "User Profiles"

Change "Do not check for user ownership of Roaming Profile Folders" to "Enabled" and try again ....
 
Old 04-23-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
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thanks, but that hasn't fixed it. It's still not bothering to load or save the profile to the server.

anyone got any other suggestions?

thanks
simon

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Old 04-26-2005, 12:10 PM   #4
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Old 05-10-2005, 03:01 PM   #5
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I have now upgraded to samba 3.0.14a, but that has made little difference to the windows clients (though they seem to be more happy about adding/changing users, which is good). Perhaps someone could check out my smb.conf:

Code:
#======================= Global Settings =====================================
[global]
   workgroup = WILLIAMS
   server string = Williams Server

   hosts allow = 192.168.38. 192.168.10. 127.
#   invalid users = root @wheel

  guest account = pcguest

   log file = /var/log/samba.%m
   max log size = 50

   security = user

  encrypt passwords = yes

   ssl CA certDir = /etc/ssl/certs

   socket options = TCP_NODELAY 

   interfaces = 192.168.38.1/255.255.255.0 192.168.10.1/255.255.255.0

   os level = 140
   domain master = yes 
   preferred master = yes
   domain logons = yes
   logon drive = h:
   logon home = \\%L\%U\.win9x
   logon script = %m.bat
   logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
   wins support = yes
   dns proxy = yes

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
[homes]
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

 [netlogon]
   comment = Network Logon Service
   path = /etc/samba/netlogon
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   share modes = no

[profiles]
    path = /etc/samba/profiles
    browseable = yes
    guest ok = yes
    writable = yes
    write list = @family
    create mask = 0755
    directory mask = 0755

[tmp]
   comment = Temporary file space
   path = /home/tmp
   read only = no
   public = yes
   guest ok = yes

[shared]
   comment = Only files which will not be modified please.
   path = /home/shared
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   write list = @family
   create mask = 0774
   guest ok = yes

[zip]
   comment = Iomega zip 100 drive
   path = /mnt/zip
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   write list = @family

[floppy]
   comment = Floppy drive
   path = /mnt/floppy
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   write list = @family
Has anyone else come across this problem with samba? None of my four XP clients will use the roaming profiles.

Thanks
Simon
 
  


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