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Old 06-12-2003, 09:56 AM   #1
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Distribution: RED Hat 7.3
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Unhappy cannot find local profile

I am using Samba as a PDC for winXP clients and it allows me to log in just fine but I am have a problem with the Windows profiles.

it says:

Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.

It assigns a home directory and my profile runs fine but when i log out its all gone.

How can I correct this profile problem?

Please help (i am sort of a newbie)

workgroup = JHBDOM01
server string = JHBFTP01
encrypt passwords = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 50
addprinter command = /usr/bin/addprinter
domain admin group = @sysadmin
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 - s /bin/false -M %u
logon script = profile.bat
logon drive = X:
domain logons = Yes
os level = 99
preferred master = True
domain master = True
dns proxy = No
admin users = @sysadmin
printer admin = @sysadmin
printing = lprng

valid users = %S
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
guest ok = Yes

path = /home/netlogon
write list = lansysadmin
guest ok = Yes

path = /home/ntprofile
read only = No
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700
guest ok = Yes
browseable = No
Old 09-11-2003, 11:23 AM   #2
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Angry any luck?

I was just wondering if you were able to figure this problem out. I've had the same issue with my laptop, which is running WinXP Pro. Actually, now that I think about it, I had the same problem with the desktop that I had initially. It was running Win2K so it's definitely in the profile or something with the server software, not OS on the local machine (in my opinion).

I'm not a computer pro, just an accountant with an interest. My IT department can't help (clueless). They had the problem with someone else, and they just killed the entire username and gave him a new one. The problem didn't carry over. That seems extreme so I thought I'd try to figure it out myself.

I use a wireless internet connection so when I'm first logging on to my system, there's no way it can find the server copy of my profile. Obviously. I don't know why it tries to find it. The profile should also be stored locally, and that's the one that should be used at logon. Then perhaps when you actually connect to the server, the files can be synchronized and updated to match each other (local copy and server copy).

Under Users, Advanced, Properties, you can enter a path to the local profile. I am going to experiement with that. Mine is blank right now, and it's also blank for those in my office without the problem. I thought I'd try something there anyway. Someone also suggested putting a logon script there to direct it to the local profile...that's over my head. Like I said, I'm an accountant.

I hope you figured something out. If so, please share. Thanks alot!!

Old 09-11-2003, 02:03 PM   #3
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Add the following to your global section:

netbios name =<Server Name Here>
profile path = \\<Server Name Here\Profiles\%u

You forgot to put the server name. You should explicitly put it.


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