[Samba] Implementation Issues - WinXP and Profiles - Help

kurt weiss input.maillists at kwnet.at
Thu Aug 28 05:55:32 GMT 2003

u do not *have to* use roaming profiles.
if u create a user with same passwd on samba, u can use all shares on 
the server.

if this is not enough (logon scripts does'nt work, if u're not joined 
the domain) then work like this:
1) creates the domain user on samba.
2) logon your client as admin (with admin rights on samba).
3) copy the local profile of this user to the 'profiles/name' place on 
4) change the owner and rights to the given user on the profile.
5) logon with name/domain from your client.
6) if u don't want to use roaming profiles further, change the type of 
the profile to 'local' (after first login, there's a new profile for the 
domain user. but it's switched to 'server based).

it sound's more work than it is... :-)

i hope i helped u

Corey Hart schrieb:
> running Samba 2.2.8a as a PDC.  Have lots and lots of WindowsXP machines
> already configured in the field and being used.  I do not want to use
> roaming profiles.   On all the WinXP currently in use they have a local
> profile associated for everyone that uses the machine.  I want to be able
> to associate this local profile to be used with their domain logon.  Does
> anyone know how to accomplish this?  I tried created an account on the
> machine, username\domain and then moving then associating the local
> profile with that user, but that does not work.  It will not use the local
> profile, but will create a new local profile and use it.  This is very
> important because many users have their desktop configured to their
> liking, along with program files, my documents, etc.
> If I am not clear, please let me know and I will be more than happy to try
> to explain again.  Also I am willing to give someone a call if they want
> to discuss it over the phone.
> cheers!
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> ----
> Corey Hart
> Systems/Security Analyst
> St. Edward's University
> coreyh at admin.stedwards.edu
> 512/428-1038 - voice
> 512/448-8492 - fax
> 512/470-8462 - cell

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