Profiles : always retrieving 'default' prototype.
fl at infodesign.net
Mon May 17 16:27:09 GMT 1999
Hi samba gurus !
First of all, thanks to those who helped me with the "No domain
server was available" problem. I have now successfully configured
samba to use netlogons. I also turned on unix passwords
synchronisation without any trouble. If I omit the roaming profile
problem described below, I am ready to migrate this in 'production'
in our team. But I have some problems with the roaming profiles :
each time I log in, I have NT4's default profile, with the
"first-time-in" "Welcome to Windows NT" tips box (without the little
checkbox to avoid this window at each login...).
Here is my configuration :
Server (prospero): RedHat Linux 5.2, Samba 2.0.3
Client: Windows NT 4SP4 Workstation
logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U\Profile
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
valid users = %S
writable = no
write list = %S
create mask = 0774
path = /home
writeable = yes
browseable = no
guest ok = yes
logon script (generated by a perl script, which replaces %U by the user login):
NET USE U: \\prospero\%U
NET TIME \\prospero /YES /SET
Client : DeleteRoamingCache=1(dWord)
(to be sure we use the one on the server, at least during the test
I have read in the mailing archive that Luis Claudio R. Goncalves
(13 jan 1999) is successfully running this configuration (at least
Profiles section and logon path). Unfortunately, I am not able to
have it working here.
When I login, I sometimes have the "slow network message". Then I
insist to have NT retrieving the profile on the server...and obtain
the default 'first time login' profile. I apply some modifications
(removing briefcase from the desktop for example), and logout.
Then, I can see the date of NTUser.dat changed on the server...but
not the Desktop subfolder. If I login again, this is the same story.
If I start with an empty "Profile" directory in the home directory,
it is filled with the well known "Desktop", "StartUp", ... folders
after the first logout. But then, I still have the default profile
when logging in, as if it was the first time !
It seems this is not a permission problem, as some folders and files
are created if Profile is empty. Also, NTUser.dat timestamp is
modified at each logout. What else can it be ?
Any help would really be appreciated (the deadline for my report
about this configuration is not so far \;o).
Frederic LEJAL <frederic.lejal at infodesign.net>
InfoDesign Communications S.A. P: +41-22-771.0440
1 chemin Plein-Vent, CH-1228 Arare-Geneve F: +41-22-771.0441
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