Windows 2000 Roaming Profiles ACL

James Sutherland jas88 at
Mon Jun 11 09:11:42 GMT 2001

On Sun, 10 Jun 2001, Josh Hogle wrote:

> Okay, I'm not sure if I'm the only one seeing this or not,
> but here's the jist of what I'm seeing.  (This problem occurs
> on SAMBA 2.0.7, 2.0.8, and 2.2.0.)
> We have our roaming profiles for W2K stored on our UNIX
> servers (both FreeBSD and Solaris).  Periodically, a user
> will login and receive a message about the roaming profile
> copy failing because "Access is denied" on a particular
> file.  If you continue your login and then go to Explorer
> and view the Security tab for the folder that the file was
> supposed to be copied into (in C:\Documents and Settings...),
> there are 3 ACEs:
>     Everyone
>     Unknown SID
>     Unknown SID
> It's like Windows isn't applying the correct ACLs to the
> files when they're getting copied down.  I can't tell if
> it's a SAMBA thing or Windows thing.  I do know that if
> you blow away the profile and start over, it all starts
> working again.  The other thing that works is moving the
> profile to a Windows machine.  Neither of these are very
> desirable to us at this point.  Has anyone else seen this
> problem???  If so, have you found a solution?  Any
> suggestions?

Quick question: Do you have "Delete cached copies of roaming profiles"
enabled in your system policy?


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