[Samba] PDC roaming profiles and templates
info at mvwa.de
Mon Aug 12 05:08:00 GMT 2002
I have configured samba as a PDC.
This works fine so far, I can add users, log in at my Win2k workstations and
use roaming profiles. But now my problem: I want several "template"
profiles. I want to use several different pre-configured base-profiles.
1) I configure a template-user: configure the corresponding Desktop,
network and printer connections and so on.
2) After this I added another user and copied the hole profile-folder (of
the prevously descibed template) to the new user.
3) When I log in with this new user, I have my pre-configured profile.
But if I change things like the background-settings or if I delete icons on
the desktop, these settings are reset to the template-profile-value at next
login, and its not saved in the new profile. I expect this has something to
do with the windows-registry or NTUSER.DAT file. A simple copy of this
profile does not work :(
I have tried several things to get rid of that, but nothing worked.
The howtos and faqs dont really cover this.
I can use the "Default User" profile and copy this to my netlogon-folder.
Next I can copy the *.lnk files from any Desktop to the "Deafult
User\Desktop" folder. When I first log in with a new user, windows uses this
default. But I can not configure something like the background-color of my
desktop or the screensaver. I except these values are stored in the registry
I have found a site
explaining how to set up template profiles. So I thing it *should* work. I
dont want mandatory profiles. I furthermore dont want to restrict the access
of my users to the system. So I think the Policy Editor is not the right
way. It would be quite simple for me to manage the template, if I simply can
login and change them.
There is another thing. I have tried the usrmgr.exe from microsoft to
administrate/copy the profiles. But this tools does not work from a
workstation to my samba-PDC. I can see the users, but i am unable to
change/delete any values, even if I am logged in as the root into the
domain. Can I get this tool working somehow?
I will be really happy for hints to get this working. Could somebody please
M&V Werbeagentur GmbH
I´m using windows 2000 client and a samba-2.2.3a.
And here is my smb.conf:
# Basic server settings
netbios name = fserver
workgroup = Mvwa1
# we should act as the domain and local master browser
os level = 64
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
local master = yes
# security settings
security = user
# encrypted passowrds are required for a PDC
encrypt passwords = Yes
# support domain logons
domain logons = yes
# groups, that should be treated as sysadmins on the win-machines
domain admin group = @root
# where to store the user profiles
logon path = \\%N\profiles\%u
# where is the user home directory and where should it be mounted
logon drive = H:
logon home = \\%N\%U\.profiles
# generic logon script for all users
logon script = logon.cmd
guest account = Nobody
map to guest = Bad User
# These settings are a suggestion for a local network. Cf. section
# 'socket options' in the man page of smb.conf and socket(7).
socket options = SO_KEEPALIVE IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY
# Please uncomment the following entry and replace the ip number and
# netmask with the values of your network interface configuration.
interfaces = 192.168.14.100/255.255.255.0
# If you want Samba to act as a wins server, please set
# 'wins support' to yes.
wins support = No
# Set these two parameters to your DOS code page and appropriate UNIX
# character set. These values are for west European languages (Latin-9)
# UNIX character and MS-DOS Latin 1 code page.
character set = ISO8859-15
client code page = 850
# Where to store the logon scripts.
comment = Network Logon Service
path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
read only = yes
# Extra share for profiles. Default is the home of the user.
comment = Network Profiles Service
path = /mnt/profiles
read only = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700
browseable = Yes
comment = Home Directories
read only = No
create mask = 0640
directory mask = 0750
browseable = Yes
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