[Samba] Windows 2000 clients copying half a profile?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Apr 30 03:53:06 GMT 2003

On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, Dan Gapinski wrote:

> Thank you again.
> I am having a little weirdness with my Windows 2000 machines logging on now.
> I have been migrating my small network (a workgroup) over to a Samba PDC
> model. In the process of figuring Samba out, I realized I had made a mistake
> in my account creation, where I didn't do proper group creation and
> membership. So instead of modifying the accounts, I thought it might be
> better to wipe them out and create new ones. Mistake! All the machines
> thought I was using a whole new account and wanted to make new local
> profiles, and it was an endless pit of misery to have to recreate each
> domain profile, and then copy the local profile info over again.
> I found that my Windows 2000 clients don't import whole profile - the
> profile copy doesn't bring over the Active Desktop, wallpaper, and the
> graphics file associations (which I'd rather not recreate again)? Is that a
> permission issue? It seemed to work ok on my Windows NT machine. Given that
> I recreated the accounts, will that matter, or am I just now noticing a
> problem that has been there all along?

You will need to work your way through the HOWTO on policies and profiles.
Also read the smb.conf man page on the profile ACLs parameter.

If you get stuck, email me your full smb.conf (off line) and I will try to
help you.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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