[Samba] Roaming profiles problem

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Thu Sep 26 06:03:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 10:32:01AM -0700, Jay Ts wrote:
> Ryszard Hodiak wrote:
> > 
> > I can login onto a Worksations (Win2k) and profiles are updated but
> > when I log-off from Workstation still have
> > a copy of the profile on Workstation and furthermore even being local
> > Administrator on W2k box I can't delete taht local profile copy- it says sth
> > like that: "Can not delete files.  Files mayby in use"
> > 
> > I'm just wonder wheather it is Windows problem or Samba configure problem?
> That seems like normal behavior.  Windows always keeps a local
> copy of the roaming profiles - that's just how they work.  It
> copies the profile from the server during logon, then uses the
> local copy.  Any updates to the profile are copied back to the
> server during logoff.
> And yes, the profiles are difficult to delete from the local
> system!  There are different ACLs in use, and some of them
> have a really tight hold on the files they protect.  But, if
> you really want to delete a local profile, it can be done.

To delete a local profile from a system (I've been doing this
a *lot* whilst developing the profile workaround fix) you need
to take ownership as administrator, and click all the "inherit"
style boxes in the ACL gui. Then you can delete it, else you get
the "file in use" error.


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