[Samba] help Samba 2.2.3a and win2k sp2 roaming profiles

chris-samba at samba.org chris-samba at samba.org
Wed Apr 10 16:39:02 GMT 2002

Hi Philip,

I've got roaming profiles working very nicely using 2.2.3a and win2k - the
setup I have has worked for NT4 samba 2.0 through various versions of samba
and win2k. It also works for win98.

The first settings that you need to setup are:

logon path = \\myserver\profiles\%u
logon drive = z:
logon home = \\myserver\%u
logon script = login.cmd

Which means that you need a share "profiles" as well as "netlogon".

the profiles share should be writable by the group, otherwise it won't work
(e.g. public group)

The netlogon share should contain a login.cmd file that maps drives. Note
that with win2k you don't need to map a home drive - the above will do it
for you.

   comment = Network Logon Service
   path = /home/netlogon
   write list = @domainadmin
   share modes = no

    path = /home/profiles
    browseable = no
    write list = @public
    force group = public


example login.cmd file:


@echo off
echo ************************************************
echo Welcome to Far Edge Technology
echo Unauthorised access is prohibited by law, and
echo will be prosecuted
echo Mapping network resources:
net use p: \\myserver\public
net use s: \\myserver\downloads
echo Mapping drives complete
echo Applying virus patches
echo And have a nice day
echo ************************************************


Obviously your own setup will vary depending up what you want mapped, and
whether you want to synchronise time upon login etc.



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