Profiles : always retrieving 'default' prototype.
pburch at sccd.ctc.edu
Mon May 17 18:36:41 GMT 1999
FYI: My profiles share is not browseable and does work.
> From: Andrew Perrin - Demography[SMTP:aperrin at demog.Berkeley.EDU]
> Reply To: aperrin at demog.Berkeley.EDU
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 10:54 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: Profiles : always retrieving 'default' prototype.
> 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
> http://demog.berkeley.edu/~aperrin --------------------------SEIU1199
> 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
> > [homes]
> > comment = Home Directories
> > browseable = no
> > valid users = %S
> > writable = no
> > write list = %S
> > create mask = 0774
> > [Profiles]
> > path = /home
> > writeable = yes
> > browseable = no
> > guest ok = yes
> > logon script (generated by a perl script, which replaces %U by the user
> > 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
> > phase).
> > 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
> > 1 chemin Plein-Vent, CH-1228 Arare-Geneve F: +41-22-771.0441
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