[Samba] Questions on Roaming Profiles

Jason Williams jwilliams at courtesymortgage.com
Thu May 1 20:37:28 GMT 2003

If I may ask a couple more questions here.

So far, I'm not having any luck with getting Roaming Profiles to work 
correctly. What I have done is added two machines to the Domain and into 
the PDC. One of the machines had a test account that I was using, which I 
purposely populated the desktop with icons, folders and documents. I then 
added this particular computer to the domain successfully. I rebooted the 
computer and then proceeded to log in. What I noticed is that only part of 
the stuff that was on my desktop from the local profile, showed up in the 
new, 'Roaming Profile.'

I then proceeded to try and log in with the same test account on a 
different machine, in hopes of seeing if my profile was saved the to PDC, 
then uploaded to the second machine. No luck here either.

Obivously, I am missing something. :) I have read through the documentation 
provided as well as the Oreilly USING SAMBA book, 2nd edition.

Any ideas on where I can look?

Thanks everyone.


At 05:28 PM 5/1/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>On Thu, 1 May 2003, Jason Williams wrote:
>The information you need is in the new Samba-HOWTO-Collection. This
>document is a work in progress and will be completed before Samba-3.0.0
>You may take a peek and pre-view the document from:
>         http://samba.org/~jht/NT4migration/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
>You should in particular read the chapters on Policies and on Profiles.
>PS: We could really do with your feedback.
>         - What was good info for you?
>         - What is missing/confusing/incomplete, etc.?
>John T.
> > Hello everyone.
> >
> > Well, I have a couple of questions regarding roaming profiles. I have been
> > assigned the task of setting up a Samba PDC on our network. Lately, I have
> > been doing a lot of research and reading to find out the best way I setup
> > my system. I have a couple of questions I wanted to ask here, in hopes of
> > getting some feedback.
> >
> > First, some details:
> >
> > The server will be Red Hat 8.0 with Samba 2.2.7. All of our clients on our
> > intranet are running Windows 2000.
> >
> > Now, I have considered implementing Roaming Profiles (upper management
> > likes the idea). Let me start asking some questions:
> >
> > 1) Right now, our network is a workgroup. All of our users have their own
> > computers with their personal desktop settings. (Icons, favorites, etc.)
> > What I was curious is, if I update one of our clients computers and add
> > them to the Domain/PDC, will their current local profile, which contains
> > their desktop settings, be copied over to the PDC? If not, is there a way
> > to make sure that when I do add a machine and user to the domain, their
> > settings will be copied to the PDC? Thus, if they log onto a different
> > machine, they will retain their desktop settings?
> >
> > That is about it actually. If I think of more, I will repost.
> >
> > I appreciate everyones help and input.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Jason
> >
> >
>John H Terpstra
>Email: jht at samba.org

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