[Samba] Roaming Profile not found - replacement PDC

Gordon Pritchard gordonp at sfu.ca
Fri May 23 23:22:28 GMT 2003

Howdy everyone:

	Here's an interesting one:

	I have joined a machine to the domain, and I log on.  Then, I get a
message to the effect that the user's roaming profile couldn't be
[loaded or found?], and a local profile will be used instead (and
actually this also fails, but is not the point of my question... I don't


	I took my previous PDC, and simply copied over all the user files and
directories to the replacement PDC of the same name.  I created
same-named users on the new machine (LDAP) and checked that the
directories and files are appropriately owned (they are):

root at trainwreck:/home/samba/profiles-> ls -al
total 4
drwxr-xrwt    7 root     root          176 May  9 14:54 .
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     root           96 May  9 14:31 ..
drwxr-xrwt   13 administrator Domain Admins      488 May  9 14:42
drwxr-xrwt   14 chris    Domain Admins      512 May  9 14:31 chris
drwxr-xrwt   13 gordonp  Domain Admins      488 May  9 14:31 gordonp
drwxr-xrwt   13 margaret Domain Admins      488 May  9 14:31 margaret
drwxr-xrwt   13 root     Domain Admins      488 May  9 14:31 root

	So, the user-data exists.

	Why won't the WinXP client load it?  Would there be a conflicting SID
or something in my carried-over NTUSER.DAT file?  What should I do to
correct this situation...?


Gordon Pritchard, P.Eng.         | Institute of Electrical and
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