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Old 03-24-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
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Question Samba With Roaming Profiles


Im migrating from 2003 server to linux SME server because its open source and doesn't hog a PCs resources also because my college student license on 2003 server runs out soon and i dont want to pay the renewal fee.

I have the SME Server 7.1 up and running and roaming profiles is enabled on it. However whenever i log on to a windows XP workstation i get the message

"Windows Cannot Load You Roaing Profile And Has Loaded Your Default Profile

DETAIL - Incorrect Function"

But the workstation will still let you log on.

Using roaming profiles is essential to me as i use my laptop away from home on most days and need to be able to sync my profile to my bedroom workstation so i can access all my files & E-Mails. My sister & parents use different workstations in the house which is another reason for roaming profiles.

All machines in the house are Windows XP Professional apart from:

1x Windows Vista Business (Not Connected To Network)
2x IPCOP Firewall Systems Running The Internet
1x SUSE 8.1 Professional CD ISO Sharing Server

I have entered the following information into the registry on the Windows XP Professional Clients


This has not helped

Any suggestions?

Many Many Many Thanks ,

Old 03-31-2007, 04:05 PM   #2
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sorted, after googling it I discovered i was trying to redirect the Local Settings folder into the roaming profile.


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