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Old 01-01-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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Smile Tip: Samba PDC VMware Server Windows XP Pro

Hi all,

I just discovered and solved an issue with roaming profiles I would like to share with you all. It has cost me several weeks of testing and tweaking and now it is finally solved.


VMware Server 1.0.1-29996
Fedora Core 6 (VMware host OS)
Windows XP Pro (VMware guest OS)
Samba configured as a PDC


Roaming profiles write ok, read fails. In fact it hangs for a while and then starts up with a temporary profile.
Error message in Samba logfile:
read_data: read failure for 4 bytes to client Error = Connection reset by peer

Error message in Windows XP:
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.


Network connection setting in VMware "causes" the problem.
If it is set to "BRIDGED", it doesn't work.
If it is set to "NAT", it works smoothly.
Hope it saves some people some serious headeaches.
Old 01-01-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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Thanks. I've been thinking about setting this up at a client. He wants to shut down an NT domain controller so I figured I'd run almost exactly the configuration that you have listed here. You may have saved me the weeks that you spent solving this problem.


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