[Samba] Windows 2000 + roaming profiles

Chris Nolan chris at itoperations.com.au
Tue Jan 14 12:08:01 GMT 2003

Hi all,

I have a Samba 2.2.2 controlled domain (server config: Mandrake 8.1 with 
ReiserFS 3.6.25) and have a bit of a problem with profiles.

Basically, there is this one user that has problems when she logs onto 
her workstation for the first time each day. The actual filename 
differs, but often an error message will be presented during the logon 
mentioning that a file could not be downloaded from the server because 
"THE NETWORK PATH WAS NOT FOUND". The file referenced is indeed there. 
Of course, the person is dumped into a Windows 2000 environment without 
anything in the way of personalised settings, meaning they need to log 
back out.

Strangely, the second attempt normally results in success. Of course, 
their workstation accumulates a massive number of folders named 
username.domainname.xxx where xxx is a number between 000 and 999 but 
the problem goes away.

For the moment, I've told the machine to just use the locally cached 
copy. The logs don't show anything other than the errors that seem to be 
fairly common in this network for reasons not known to me (No route to 
host features often).

I have very similar configs in other places that have nothing in the way 
of logon problems that can't be traced to firewall rules and the error 
logs in those other places are totally clean with identical logging levels.

Any thoughts?


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