NT : user path problems

Amol Karnik amol at memcad.com
Thu May 6 14:05:57 GMT 1999

hi all,

i'm not subscribed to this list anymore, so i would appreciate a cc to
me also, in your reply.

i have a solaris2.5.1 m/c running samba 2.0.0.beta2 which serves as
domain primary for 4 NT w/k stations.
I just noticed something really peculiar about user environments on
these NT 4.0 SP3 m/c's.

The environment has a system variable called PATH, with a bunch of paths
to programs listed.

if a user, whose profile is downloaded from the samba server when he/she
logs in, creates a user variable called PATH, and add a few paths to it,
this user variable overrides the system path variable, thus giving the
user an incomplete environment. If the user add %PATH% to his/her user
variable PATH, then only the system PATH variable, shows up, and user
stuff is gone.

does anyone have any idea why this is happening? is samba incorrectly
configured by me?
why does the user variable PATH , get appended to the system variable

is this something to do with policies? i havent set any policies or
ntconfig.pol because i dont have the server version of nt to get hold of
the poledit.exe file.

hope this is the right list to ask this. if not, you have my apologies.



Amol Karnik          		   
Senior Development Engineer    amol at memcad.com
Microcosm Technologies, Inc.   
215 First St., Suite #2D       
Cambridge MA, 02142            http://www.memcad.com

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