[Samba] Copying profiles to a new samba server

Jean-Rene Cormier jean-rene.cormier at cipanb.ca
Wed Apr 2 17:09:57 GMT 2003

Thanks I just figured it out. It works well now!

Jean-Rene Cormier

On Wed, 2003-04-02 at 12:08, John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Jean-Rene Cormier wrote:
> > Well I had to set up Samba on a new server and everything seem to went
> > pretty well for the most part but now when I try to log on the domain it
> > gives me an error message saying it couldn't load the profile on the
> > server.
> >
> > What I did was set up new server with pretty much the same
> > configuration, then one evening when there was nobody here I copied all
> > the profiles and other stuff from the old server to the new one and now
> > the profiles don't work. Any ideas?
> Yes. The profiles (in particular the NTUser.DAT file) are keyed to the
> domain and user SIDs. Samba-3 will has a tool called 'profiles' that
> allows you to change the SIDs to those on the local domain.
> The only way you can solve your problem now is to find out the SID for the
> old domain and change the new controller SID to it. You can use smbpasswd
> with the -S DOMAIN and -W SID options.
> - John T.
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> John H Terpstra
> Email: jht at samba.org
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