UGH. Samba 2.2.1a, and Win2K roaming profiles

Bill Moran wmoran at
Tue Oct 16 14:05:40 GMT 2001

I've no evidence, but I've got some theories and some ideas.
First off, are you doing any user mapping or anything else
in the [global] section that might possibly explain this.
YOu could also crank up the logging level in samba and
peruse the logs to see if it's a bug in W2K.  Perhaps you
can formulate a better workaround when you know more details.


On Tuesday 16 October 2001 10:41, Dylan Carlson wrote:
> Hello,
> We're running the FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE ports collection install of TNG
> (2.2.1a) running as a PDC.   Our clients are predominantly Windows 2000
> SP2.
> Needless to say, in our migration away from Win2K PDCs, we experienced
> severe problems with roaming profiles.  We lost a significant amount of
> user data due to these clients hosing their own profiles.  This apparently
> because Samba was not serving the profiles share correctly.
> That all said, I think I understand the nature of the problem.
> Either Samba or Win2K keeps screwing up the permissions in the roaming
> profiles.  Some files get chown'd as root, and the problems start.   I find
> that if I fix the permissions (and keep fixing them after the fact) the
> profiles work fine.
> I have seen numerous postings to samba lists on this problem but as yet
> have been unable to target a fix.
> Can anyone advise if this is fixed in a newer (CVS?) version of Samba, or
> if there are things that need to be adjusted on the [profiles] share?
> [profiles]
>         path = /data/shares/profiles
>         admin users = root @wheel
>         read only = No
>         create mask = 0600
>         directory mask = 0700
>         hide dot files = No
>         browseable = Yes
> Any help is completely appreciated and I will summarize back to the list.
> TIA,
> Dylan Carlson
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