Profiles on a smb PDC

Con Harte con at
Sat Nov 3 07:51:03 GMT 2001

Hopefully someone can help me out with a small
problem we're experiencing...

When a user logs in on a Win9X PC there used to be
a warning message that "\\GFMNET01\NOBODY\Cookies"
cannot be accessed.

I notice that either SWAT or the default config file
(using a RH7.1 binary dist of 2.2.2) had the variable
substitution of %u for "logon path" and "logon home".
I changed this to uppercase %U, and now it doesn't
seem to try to access unix user "nobody"'s profile.

However, when logging out the user gets a message that
it cannot access a file in "C:\Windows\Profiles\Conh\Cookies"
(Profile Error 2: File may be open or locked by another

This is a nuisance at best, and worse - I don't know what
might be going wrong behind the scenes, that I'm not told
about, eg. does this single failure prevent the rest of the
profile from being stored?

It could be talking about file "index.dat", which is locked
and open whilst Windows runs, but surely Microsoft know this,
and there is a way around this that doesn't throw up error or
warning messages to the user?

If anyone can help I'd be very grateful.

Con Harte.
Systems Administrator
GFM Services Ltd.
42 Phoenix Court
Hawkins Road
Tel: (01206) 791 733
Fax: (01206) 791 735

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