Profiles : always retrieving 'default' prototype.
Andrew Perrin - Demography
aperrin at demog.Berkeley.EDU
Mon May 17 17:51:10 GMT 1999
profiles needs to be:
(if this isn't on the NTDOM FAQ, it needs to be.)
Andrew J. Perrin - aperrin at demog.berkeley.edu - NT/Unix Admin/Support
Department of Demography - University of California at Berkeley
2232 Piedmont Avenue #2120 - Berkeley, California, 94720-2120 USA
On Tue, 18 May 1999, Frederic Lejal wrote:
> 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
> smb.conf :
> 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).
> Best regards,
> Frederic LEJAL <frederic.lejal at infodesign.net>
> InfoDesign Communications S.A. P: +41-22-771.0440
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