[Samba] Win2K Profiles and a Samba PDC.

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jun 26 14:17:01 GMT 2002

Don Werve wrote:
> We're a Solaris/Linux shop, trying to migrate the last vestiges of our
> NT domain over to Samba.  We've got a few users using Windows 20000
> workstations, and for some odd reason can't get them to join the domain
> with local profiles.  The Winboxen always try to create roaming profiles
> on the PDC (which we don't want), and there's no way to force a local
> profile, other than letting the Windows box create a profile directory
> when the user logs in, then setting their profile to 'local'.
> So, in short, we want to force the Win2K clients to use local profiles only.

I think this is becouse Samba always assigns a value to the 'profile
path' - and windows uses 'NULL' to mean 'local profile'.  Try setting
'logon path = ' in your smb.conf - but this is somthing that I'll need
to chase up with some VMware sessions and a sniffer.

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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