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Old 06-13-2003, 08:13 PM   #1
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Samba PDC profiles not found

For some reason I can not get Windows XP to find the user profiles stored on samba. I can get logins to work but every time I log in windows gives me two messages to the effect that the profiles could not be found.

There are empty user folders in /home

Here is the smb.conf file

# Date: 2003/06/13 20:22:45
# Global parameters
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
admin users = eric
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
obey pam restrictions = Yes
domain master = Yes
local master = yes
hosts allow = 192.168.0.
encrypt passwords = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
wins support = true
dns proxy = No
netbios name = HOME
printing = cups
server string = Thor running Samba %v
unix password sync = Yes
workgroup = HOME
os level = 45
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g winNT -c 'Machine Account' -s /bin/false -M %u
domain admin group = @root
pam password change = Yes
domain logons = Yes
logon home = \\%L\%U\.profile
logon drive = U:
logon path = \\%L\home\%U

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No

path = /srv/netlogon
read only = No

comment = Home Directories
browsable = yes
writable = yes

path = /home
writable = yes
browseable = yes
create mode=0664
directory mode=0775
Old 06-16-2003, 05:44 AM   #2
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The parameter that tells NT where to get its profiles from is the 'Logon path'. The docs quite specifically warn against setting this to \\%L\%U\. I.E. don't use the users home share for storing his profiles, make a specific profiles directory. Having said this I think it is a security issue rather than a functionality one.

Secondly you have told your clients that their profiles are int \\%L\home\%U, but this doesn't exist as a share. If you want to access the individual "Homes" shares they would be \\%L\%U.

I see you have a Profiles share, so I would give each user a directory in this share (make sure thay have write access for their 1st session cos it is the client that creates the profiles etc) and set Logon Path to \\%L\profiles\%U.

That should do the trick.

Last edited by baldy3105; 06-16-2003 at 05:46 AM.


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