Samaba4 sucess story and roaming profile issues

Michael Wood esiotrot at
Fri Sep 3 17:02:08 MDT 2010


On 3 September 2010 19:55, David Gonzalez <info at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm also one of the users-testers of samaba4 and it's been quite a good
> experience with it, I've found it very useful and has mostly everything I'd
> need for my client's needs.
> I have deplayed it in semi-production eviroments and it's been running good
> for months now, but with one of my implementations involving roaming
> profiles aned folder redirection, I've come across to some sort of glitch
> with Windows 7 and one specific user.
> I've provisioned my domain as swaid on the howto, added the BIND stuff and
> DDNS updates are "kinda" working, also I've created an OU and into that OU I
> created a new GPD redirecting some users folders and also roaming profiles;
> I have the following setup:
> 1 CentSO 5.5 x86 Samba PDC machine
> 1 Windows 2008 Server R2 (domain member only) machine
> 2 Windows 7 x64 machines
> 1 Windows XP SP3
> Users: demo1 and david with romaing profile setup on the AD Users and
> Compùters tool to have their romaing profiles stored at
> \\gateway\users\profiles <file://gateway/users/profiles>.
> Profiles get created as david, david.V2 and demo demo.V2, I can login to the
> W2k8 or wxp machine and the roaming profile and folder redirection works
> iike a charm, but when I try to loging to any Win7 box, I get the temporary
> login warning, and event viewer spits out this Warning:

Not sure if this is relevant, but Matthieu Patou just posted a message
here with a patch for possible problems with Vista/Windows 7 and GPO.
The subject is "PB withi GPO was Re: [SCM] Samba Shared Repository -
branch master updated".

Michael Wood <esiotrot at>

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