Profile creation

Simo Sorce idra at
Fri May 31 01:00:02 GMT 2002

On Fri, 2002-05-31 at 01:26, Nathaniel N.Petersen wrote:
> ERROR(S): Profile Creation

> I reported this to my supervisor, and he asked what version of Samba I
> was using.  I told him version 2.2.3a.  Well, he says that I shouldn't
> use an "alpha" version of Samba.

the 'a' means patch level 1, it is a bugfix against the stable version
2.2.3 no alpha!

> 	os level = 64
> 	preferred master = yes
> 	domain master = yes
> 	local master = no

why you made it domain master but not local master ?

> 	encrypt passwords = yes
> 	domain logons = yes
> 	logon path = \\student\%u\.ntprofile

from smb.conf:
              Windows clients can sometimes maintain a connection
              to  the [homes] share, even though there is no user
              logged in.  Therefore, it is vital that  the  logon
              path  does  not  include  a  reference to the homes
              share (i.e. setting this parameter  to  \%N\%U\pro­
              file_path will cause problems).

1. it is better you use a separate directory and share for profiles
(I saw that setting the directory 1777 is a nice solution as everyone
can write/create a profile, but only owners will be able to use/modify
2. better you use %U (uppercase)

> 	logon drive = Z:
> 	logon home = \\student\%u


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