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Old 07-26-2005, 05:11 AM   #1
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Angry SAMBA - Roaming profiles not working - Help!!


This is driving me nuts!!

Ok, this is a home network, so not many machines!

I HAD 1 windows XP machine with local profiles for everyone - worked fine.

I have now installed a linux box with SAMBA on it and I have 3 desktop PCs.

I have set up roaming profiles (I think) correctly according to the How-To book. I initially had some trouble getting the local profiels moved to the server, but I don't think that's the issue now.

Anyway, what happens is this:--

Log in to Machine A. Everything works fine, the various profile files seem to go to the server, things like the re-direction of My Documents works etc. etc.

Log in to Machine B and only SOME of the profile seems to work. The desktop wallpaper doesn't appear, the desktop icons are most "unknown" icon, but other bits DO work (for example desktop items are ther ane My Documents is still redirected.

Go back to Machine A and everything is still fine.

Back on Machine B, set up everything as I want it.

Now Machine B works, but Machine A doesn't!!!

It can't be a rights thing because the files get created ok from either machine. I tried copying the local profile up to make it a roaming one and changed the security to allow the domain user to use it and it STILL does this!!!

Can anyone help??

LFS 6.0


Old 07-27-2005, 08:19 AM   #2
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Post your smb.conf file without the sensitive info..
Old 07-31-2005, 03:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response!


# Global parameters
        workgroup = ******
        netbios name = *****
        add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 107 -s /bin/false -M %u
        logon script = logon.bat
        logon path = \\%N\profiles\%u
        logon drive = P:
        domain logons = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        ldap ssl = no

        valid users = %S
        read only = No
        browseable = No
        hide files = /Desktop.ini/Maildir/

        path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
        write list = root,paul
        hide files = /Desktop.ini/

        path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
        read only = No
        create mask = 0644
        directory mask = 0700
        comment = Profiles Share
        profile acls = Yes
        hide files = /Desktop.ini/
Can you help?



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