NT profiles on samba server
my at math.luc.edu
Tue Oct 6 18:14:22 GMT 1998
I put roaming profiles for NT4 users on samba server.
In "Domain User Manager", I set "User profile Path" \\abel\profile\%U.pds,
here abel is samba server.
It works well, but everyday several users complain. Sometime, they cannot login because of
roaming profiles. Sometimes, some users cannot run VC or VB.
Sometime, I only need to remove ntuser.dat on samba server \\abel\profile\%U.pds
and copy a fresh one. Sometime, I have to remove whole subdirectory \%U.pds on samba server,
and copy a fresh profile.
After I read Luke's mail two weeks ago, I changed group ownership and permission.
When profiles on NT server, "administartor" has full control on profile subdirectories.
So, I set up "administrator" on UNIX (sabma server) and set up group "ntadmin" including
"administartor". Now, all sundirectories have 770 permission.
But, it still does not work.
Can you please help me ?
Thank you very much.
Dept of Math & CS
Loyola university Chicago
abel# niscat group.org_dir | grep ntadmin
drwxrwxr-x 15 wwu ntadmin 512 Jul 20 15:09 wwu.pds
drwxrwxr-x 15 xliu ntadmin 512 Jul 20 13:35 xliu.pds
drwxrwxr-x 15 xwei ntadmin 512 Jun 20 17:30 xwei.pds
drwxrwxr-x 15 ywang6 ntadmin 512 Jul 20 12:33 ywang6.pds
drwxrwxr-x 15 yxu4 ntadmin 512 Jan 29 1998 yxu4.pds
drwxrwxr-x 15 zcao ntadmin 512 Aug 27 09:47 zcao.pds
drwxrwxr-x 15 zzhu ntadmin 512 Jun 11 12:23 zzhu.pds
> Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 18:33:55 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at switchboard.net>
> To: Ulf Noren <Ulf.Noren at ind.mh.se>, Samba Mailing List <samba at samba.anu.edu.au>
> Subject: Re: Win NT4 doesn't close all connections at logout
> Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.3.96.980202182946.2960c-100000 at cb1-gw.cb1.com>
> On 28 Jan 1998, Ulf Noren wrote:
> > This problem is briefly mentioned in samba docs but
> > the supposed fix doesn't really help...
> > I have set roaming profiles, policys etc for NT4WS with
> > samba 1.9.18.
> > This works fairly well except for the profiles.
> > When a user logs out NT connects to the profile-share on the
> > samba server and upploads the users profile. The problem
> > is that it doesn't disconnect this share when finished so
> > the next person who logs in NT tries to dowload the previous
> > users profile. This does not work and NT complains that the
> > roaming profile can't be found and it uses the default profile.
> > This makes a mess out of things :-(
> yep, it does.
> > So why is't it disconnecting? I can't see any reason for not
> > disconnecting.
> it's because there is a process WINLOGON.EXE that handles the logins.
> _it_ connects to shares, not the user. (WINLOGON.EXE runs the graphical
> shell that you see, and does the equivalent of a setuid on the GUI
> don't use logon path = \\%L\homes\profile: this will cause the
> above-described problem. use \\%L\%U\profile.
> if that doesn't work, then give it a fixed share name \\%L\profiles\%U and
> make sure that you set group write permission on the unix directory that
> \\%L\profiles refers to.
> > Would be really nice if this behaviour could be changed
> > in the registry or some such.
> don't know.
> > A kind of fix is to set "dead time"-parameter in samba.
> > I set it to 5 minutes so if nobody logs on in this time
> > the share is disconnected and everything is fine.
> > I could set it to 1 minute and minimize THIS problem but
> > but something tells me I would get others.
> don't know: you would end up with delays as connections are
> > Any help appreciated.
> > /Ulf
> > --
> > Ulf Noren, Systems engineer | Phone: +46 (0)66057899
> > Mid Sweden University | Fax : +46 (0)66057805
> > Dept of Industrial technology | Email: Ulf.Noren at ind.mh.se
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> > S-891 18 Ornskoldsvik, Sweden | <URL:http://www.ind.mh.se/~ulf>
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