[Samba] Questions on Roaming Profiles
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?
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:
>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.?
> > 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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