Win2k profile problem

Ahmad Yahya getlucky at
Thu Nov 29 22:53:02 GMT 2001

AFAIK, 2.0.7 does not support domain logon from w2k.
Probably you need to upgrade/migrate to 2.2.2.


From: "andy thomas" <andy at>

> We had about 100 PCs running Windows NT 4 with both the user home
> directories and the roaming profiles stored on a DEC Alpha server running
> samba 2.0.7. This all worked fine for a couple of years but we have just
> moved on to Win2k and we are having problems with profiles.
> Whenever anyone logs in, a message appears saying Windows is unable to
> read the user's profile and that a temporary profile will be used instead,
> and that changes will not be saved when the user logs out. The profiles
> section of my smb.conf looks like this:
> [user_profile]
> comment = user profiles directory
> path = /maths/user_profiles
> browseable = yes
> writeable = yes
> create mode = 0700
> directory mode = 0700
> username = %U
> valid users = %U
> nt acl support = no
> I added in this last line after reading here of problems with Win2k SP2
> roaming profiles (our PCs all have SP2 installed). It has not made any
> difference to the profile problem.
> Is there a fix for this problem or is it a known issue with samba and
> Win2k that is still be worked on?
> Andy

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