Roaming profile problems.

Andrew Perrin - Demography aperrin at demog.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Sep 29 22:47:00 GMT 1998

Tom, I'm thinking maybe your problem is that NT does this (irritating)
thing where it tries to write in the parent directory of the path of the
profiles, e.g., \\%L\Profiles\%U\.. or \\%L\Profiles\ as well as in the
real path.  That's why we have our profiles hidden a level down.  Since
your perms are set 700, writing to that directory would fail for everyone
other than root.  Maybe try:

logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U\%U

and create two levels down of directories for users.  I know it sounds
crazy, but hey... it's Microsoft :).  That's my understanding of the
behavior, you may find more detailed info in the samba-ntdom archives.

Andrew J. Perrin - aperrin at - NT/Unix Admin/Support
Department of Demography    -    University of California at Berkeley
2232 Piedmont Avenue #2120  -    Berkeley, California, 94720-2120 USA --------------------------SEIU1199

On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Tom Turpin wrote:

> I am trying to set logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U
> Whenever I do this I can't access the Profiles.  My profiles share is as
> follows:
> [Profiles]
>     path = /opt/samba/profiles
>     browseable = no
>     guest ok = yes
> Any help would be great.  The permissions for /opt/samba/profiles is 700
> with root owning that dir.  I have created a user dir underneath that but
> when I login on the NT workstation it doesn't appear to see the share.
> Thomas B. Turpin
> Engineering/CAD Systems Administration
> Ryobi Motor Products
> Phone:	(864) 878-6331 ext. 4166
> Fax:	(864) 898-4088
> E-mail:	tom.turpin at <mailto:tom.turpin at> 

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