[Samba] Re: Storing W2K roaming profiles on a Samba - server

Jamrock news_jamrock at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 27 13:34:24 GMT 2003

I have only used the [Profiles] command on Samba when it is being used as a
domain controller.  You say that you have a Windows 2000 domain controller.

I would do the following:

Create a share on the Samba file server.

Create a folder below that one for each user.  The folder's name should be
the same as the username.  The
%username%  command only works when new users are being created.  You need
to manually create the folder for existing users.

Open up each user's account using the Windows 2000 tool and point the users
profile path to the appropriate folder on the Samba server.

Let me know how that works.

"Ad koster" <lidad at zeelandnet.nl> wrote in message
news:bg0hup$r4r$1 at main.gmane.org...
> In our company's W2K-domain we decided to put all roaming profiles on
> Samba-servers (RH 9.0 / samba 2.2.8)
> The Samba-servers are configured for using DOMAIN-security.
> Part of our /etc/smb.conf look like
> [Profiles]
> path = /usr/local/samba/profiles
> comment = Profile-share
> browseable = no
> writeable = yes
> create mode = 0600
> directory mode = 0700
> We simply copied al the "old" profiles from the W2K-server to Samba, but
> afterwards we are experiencing some very annoying problems.
> A number of our users are no longer able to load the local profile when
> starting up their workstation.
> Does anyone know what could be wrong here.
> Thanks
> Ad K.
> /usr/local/samba/profiles is writeable by all users.
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