(Roving Profiles) Re: Win98 login bypass

David Rankin drankin at txucom.net
Wed Feb 7 03:50:55 GMT 2001


You may have hit on something (a problem I have with Samba) but didn't know for
the life of me what to call it.  Here is the scenario:

I have Mandrake 7.2 and Samba 2.07 functioning as my server with Win95, Win98
and WinME clients.  I am the admin. If I am logged into Samba from my Win95 box
and then log in on the Linux box with my same user name, Linux copies all of the
shortcuts from my Win95 Desktop and scatters them across my KDE desktop on the
Linux box.

Not knowing what all the garbage on the KDE desktop was I deleted it! (mistake)
Well, when I shutdown and restated my Win95 box (usually required weekly) my
desktop was GONE! Ok, I poke around a little bit and find that when I deleted
everything from my KDE desktop on the Linux box, somehow a folder named "trash"
(not Recycle Bin) was created on my Win95 desktop and all of the Win95 desktop
shortcuts ended up in the folder.

That found, restoring the desktop was simply a drag&drop from "trash" back to
the desktop.

I have no idea what caused this to happen.  Does this have something to do with
the roving profile? If not, any ideas on what caused the above strange behavior?

Paul Simons wrote:

> I take it that users are validating against the Samba domain (The domain
> name is the third parameter in the logon dialog box)?  That being the case,
> you need to either: 1) Install the policy editor and set up policies, or 2)
> edit the registry.  I don't have the docs here, otherwise I could be more
> explicit.  Let me know if you need more information.
> That being said, I have a problem with WinME logons.  This dates back to
> Win95.  I would like to authenticate against the domain, but not have
> "roving profiles".  The problem is that roving profiles corrupt themes.
> Icons and screensavers get messed up.  I've tried setting "UseHomeDirectory"
> (I think) to zero and the profile does not get transferred, yet it appears
> that the themes are still messed up.
> >
> > Message: 27
> > Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 08:48:38 -0800
> > Subject: Win98 login bypass
> > To: samba at lists.samba.org
> > From: "Mike Egglestone" <Mike_Egglestone at fc.schdist57.bc.ca>
> >
> > Hi all...
> > Does anyone know of a way to to stop users from
> > bypassing the login window to samba......or....
> > Is there any neat utility or program that could be installed
> > to stop the the user from cancelling or escaping the login window?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >

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