Migrating profile from NT server to Linux Samba PDF

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at hp.com
Tue Mar 20 15:37:58 GMT 2001

Hi Simo,
Won't this be taken care of automatically when the nt computer/user
joins the samba domain; when the user logs on, if Samba is set up
right, shouldn't the client notice that the local copy of the profile
is newer (since it doesn't exist on the Samba server yet), and copy it
up to the appropriate place on the Samba server, including the ntuser.dat
info?  I had assumed (there's that WORD again!) that joining the domain
would take care of this sid issue....
Any wisdom would be appreciated,

-----Original Message-----
From: Simo Sorce [mailto:simo.sorce at polimi.it]
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 10:29 AM
Cc: 'mpineault at osginformatique.com'; samba-ntdom at us5.samba.org
Subject: RE: Migrating profile from NT server to Linux Samba PDF

No, Don.
Copying profiles is not enough.
In every user profile directory there's also the NTUSER.DAT file that
contains the users registry hive.
The registry keys contained in this file have permissions only for the
user of the NT domain (set by SID that will change changing the server).

If I'm not wrong in some ResKit there should be a tool to change these
permissions while migrating profiles.


On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) wrote:

> Hi Martin,
> Sure, its been done.  In fact, the book "Using Samba" from O'Reilly,
> starting on
> pg. 194 talks about HOW to set up Samba to using roaming profiles.  If
> you're
> MIGRATING your user profiles from an NT server, it just means that after
> have
> set up samba with the appropriat paths and directories to serve profiles
> your
> clients, instead of CREATING them, you can just copy them to the
> directories on your Linux Samba server.
> If you are going to be administering the Samba server, I would highly
> recommend
> you get one of the following books - it will really help you out:
> "Using Samba" from O'Reilly (this is also available immediately for your
> need in
> html format at http://www.samba.org/samba/oreilly/using_samba
> There is also "Teaching Yourself Samba in 24 hours" from SAMS
> and
> "Using Samba" Special Edition from Richard Sharpe
> You can get any of these from Amazon.com, or other online bookstores.
> In the meantime, check out the reference above in the "Using Samba" on the
> html
> site and see if that will get you started - if you run into problems
> it to
> work from the examples there, give us a holler!
> Hope this helps,
> Don
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Pineault [mailto:mpineault at osginformatique.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 8:33 AM
> To: samba-ntdom at us5.samba.org
> Subject: TR: Migrating profile from NT server to Linux Samba PDF
> Can't believe no one has done that before?  No one has change from NT
> to Linux and wan to keep their profile?
> Please...  Thank you.
>  -----Message d'origine-----
> De : 	Martin Pineault [mailto:mpineault at osginformatique.com]
> Envoyé :	15 mars, 2001 14:02
> À :	'samba-ntdom at lists.samba.org'
> Objet :	Migrating profile from NT server to Linux Samba PDF
> HowTo Migrate profiles from NT server to Linux Samba PDF?
> Does anyone have a clue.  Even if it's manually since we have few user.
> Thank you.

Simo Sorce - Linux Systems Consultant
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