Profiles, roaming and roving profiles

Alexandr Falta alex at
Thu Jan 11 16:39:39 GMT 2001

Gerald Carter wrote:
> ctrlsoft at wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have been reading the samba site and the docs. Everything
> > works fine here, except I get the message 'Couldn't load
> > your profile' when trying to log in.
> >

mee too :-(

> a profile is a collection of user settings, such as
> HKCU, desktop icons, foldes, etc...  A roaming (or roving
> profile) is one which is stored centrally on a network
> server for a domain user and downloaded to a desktop
> client upon logon.
> Samba can be used to store roaming profiles.

so, what about storing and retreiving roaming profiles to/from samba

I'm using samba 2.0.7, everything works fine except roaming profiles. My
samba server is connected at 100Mbps ethernet, has fast UW SCSI disk,
etc., but it's slow to deliver profile to workstation (NT4). Logons are
slow as unusable, many times I can see on workstation something like
"Cannot load your roaming profile, trying to login with cached local

I've tried to move PDC to old PC running as NT4 server (133MHz Pentium,
old slow IDE disk, 10Mbps ethernet), there was no problem, everything
I think the problem is in my samba, could anybody help me how to
optimize SMB to use for profiles?

many thanks

FYI: My test network is small LAN with 16 workstations.

More information about the samba-ntdom mailing list