[samba3-alpha23] Brand new local profiles

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Apr 24 21:20:41 GMT 2003

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Kristis Makris wrote:

1. What have you set in smb.conf?

	logon path =
	logon home =
	logon drive =

2. What happens when you do:

	smbclient //localhost/makris_k -Umakris_k

You should be prompted for the makris_k password, but what happens then?

3. What is the output of:
	pdbedit -Lv -u makris_k

Thanks. I'll try to help you over the hurdle. I guess the HOWTO is too
short on information right now, but that is being fixed as we deal with

- John T.

> Hi Richard,
> I believe I've found the cause of the problem.
> > 2. The target directory does not exist
> The target directory \\filesrv\makris_k\profile.pds definitely does not
> exist, and this is the point where I was confused. Why does win2k look
> there in the first place in order to create a local profile ?
> I had the impression that a local profile is created if there is no
> roaming profile path set (either through a value set in the
> "profilePath" attribute in LDAP for a user, or by providing a value for
> the "logon path" line in the [global] section).
> Apparently, the default smb.conf contains a commented out "logon path"
> line, and a commented out "[profiles]" section. Roaming profiles are not
> disabled that way, but local profiles cannot be used at all for a new
> user (at least under the configuration I'm testing; Win2k). One needs
> to  effectively disable roaming profiles by setting a blank "logon path"
> value as described in this thread:
> http://lists.samba.org/pipermail/samba-docs/2001-November/000702.html
> So, out of the box local profiles do not work. I would recommend that
> the default smb.conf (in ~/examples/smb.conf.default) is set to contain
> a blank value for "logon path". I don't know how that affects Win9x, NT,
> XP, though, or how that works in workgroup mode, etc.
> In either case, perhaps the results to the response in the above url
> (how to disable roaming profiles) should also be added in the
> Samba-HOWTO-Collection, the document John Terpstra mentioned:
>  	http://samba.org/~jht/NT4migration/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
> Thanks,
> Kristis

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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