Samba & Win2K logon: All or nothing?

Patrick Reid p.j.reid at
Wed Oct 17 05:40:03 GMT 2001

I have my domain set up with profiles on the local machine. Just remove the
profiles share and you are in business.

Note that win2k will create a directory called steve.SNYDERNET in your
"Documents and Settings" dir. You will have to sync this dir with your other
profile directory.


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]On
Behalf Of Steve Snyder
Sent: October 16, 2001 6:05 PM
To: samba at
Subject: Samba & Win2K logon: All or nothing?

The effort to run a Samba (v2.2.1a, on Linux) logon script at Win2K logon

User name: steve
Local machine name: PLUTO
Network domain name: SNYDERNET

If I log on as PLUTO\steve the netlogon script doesn't run.  Sigh.

If I log on as SNYDERNET\steve the netlogon script executes as it should
(finally!) but Win2K also wants to keep my profile on the network.  Arrg!

What I want is to keep my user profiles on the client machine, yet still
have the network's logon script execute when I log into the local machine.

Do I really have to live with this all-or-nothing network use?


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