Migrating from Samba 2.2.8A PDC -> Samba 3.0 PDC

Yashpal Nagar yash at linux-delhi.org
Wed Oct 22 10:02:46 GMT 2003

Dear Samba team,

   In my last organistaion i used to run PDC on samba 2.2.5a IIRC. My
biggest problem was the user profiles,
All the profiles+ desktop icons+ My doc etc used to sit on PDC server.
Sometimes our users were having profiles as big as 250 MB due to their
personnel files, mp3 etc on desktop. It increased the logon time to several
minutes. which was really hectic.:((

When i tried to disable the profile logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U problem i
faced that user complain that there desktop settings , background etc were

Can someone suggest me that Profiles etc remain on the local m/c itself,
without lossing any settings even after reboot , and authentication +
respective home dir mapped to clients.

Please help!!

Warm regards,

----- Original Message -----
From: "ODC" <odc-public at hotpop.com>
To: "John H Terpstra" <jht at samba.org>
Cc: <samba-technical at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: Migrating from Samba 2.2.8A PDC -> Samba 3.0 PDC

> John H Terpstra wrote:
> > On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, ODC wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I run a Samba 2.2.8a PDC, and I had thought that Samba 3.0 would be a
> >>seamless drop-in upgrade for my system.  Apparantly it isn't.
> >
> >
> > What conclusions did you draw from chapter 30 of the
> > Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf? What guidance were you looking for that is
> > provided?
> Thanks for responding John.
> I hadn't had the time to play with it more, and I hadn't stumbled on
> that documentation (I originally thought it was the pre-3.0 HOWTO).
> I had to revert back to 2.2.8 as I needed the domain to be active again,
> I will try again when I have some more time in the next few days and
> report back to the list.
> It may just be a PEBCAK problem.
> Sorry for the hasty response.

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