Windows 2000 and Samba2.2 - Roaming Profiles
Hugh.Fisher at act.cmis.CSIRO.AU
Wed Jan 24 22:59:43 GMT 2001
> Does anyone out there have Samba 2.2 actually working with Windows 2000
> Pro clients, and specifically, using Roaming Profiles?
> Samba is acting as a PDC and works great for Win98. And as far as I can
> tell, everything seems to work with Win2000 EXCEPT the Roaming
> I can access all the shares, read and write files, even the login script
> works!!! (which I won't need if the profiles would work)
I have Samba 2.2 with Windows 200 clients and roaming profiles
In my setup the profiles are stored in the user home directory.
I'm aware of the possible user logs off & next user loads wrong
profile possible bug, but setting up the directory is tricky
and too many apps store stuff in the users profile instead of
their home :-(
Control panel settings, ntuser.dat, etc all get stored just fine
whether in the home directory or in [Profiles]. The one glitch
is that Win200 tries to create a directory
and this fails according to the Samba debugging output. Frankly,
I'm not worried about it.
Things to check:
If you are using a separate [Profiles] share in the samba config
file, have you set writable = yes ? If not, you'll have to set
up mandatory profiles yourself.
And also with the [Profiles] share, are the Unix permissions
also set to be writable by the client? Windows 2000 wants to
create a whole directory, not just a file.
Hope this helps.
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