Samba & Roaming Profiles

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Sat Nov 4 14:03:08 GMT 2000

At 01:56 PM 11/4/00 +0100, Kai Blin wrote:
>* Dolgopolov Sergey <virgo at> [04/11/00, 15:05:32]:
>> Hi!
>> Is customized Samba-2.0.7 as PDC. All works perfectly. Has made that
>> Samba stored profiles.
>> There are clients (NT4 WS). So a problem to transfer already existing
>> profiles on Samba.
>> As they are correct for transferring.
>Does anything speak against using smbclient to connect/copy theese?

As I understand things, there are problems with doing this. There are, I am
lead to believe, SIDs embedded in some of the files, and, Samba does not
allocate RIDs the same way NT does, so the SIDs in the profile can be invalid.

However, perhaps I am wrong. OTOH, all it might take is a tool that can
find the SIDS and remap them?

>Kai Blin, Sysop of the Dep. of Imunology of the University of Tuebingen
>The trouble with heart disease is that the first symptom is often hard to
>deal with: death.
>		-- Michael Phelps

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
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