Migrating profile from NT server to Linux Samba PDF

David A. Mason damason at davenet.mine.nu
Tue Mar 20 19:15:27 GMT 2001

This might be a basic NT question, and I suspect it can't be done, but let
me just poll you folks:

If I rename my domain to what I would like it to be (just for aesthetics,
now that the even/odd problem is fixed), and I rejoin the newly renamed
domain with my 2000 workstation, will the roaming profile kept in my user
directory on the Samba server still work, or will I have to reestablish all
of my settings?

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom-admin at us5.samba.org
[mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at us5.samba.org]On Behalf Of MCCALL,DON
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 05:56
To: 'mpineault at osginformatique.com'; samba-ntdom at us5.samba.org
Subject: RE: Migrating profile from NT server to Linux Samba PDF

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
MIGRATING your user profiles from an NT server, it just means that after you
set up samba with the appropriat paths and directories to serve profiles to
clients, instead of CREATING them, you can just copy them to the appropriate

directories on your Linux Samba server.
If you are going to be administering the Samba server, I would highly
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
"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
site and see if that will get you started - if you run into problems getting
it to
work from the examples there, give us a holler!
Hope this helps,

-----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 server
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.


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