[Samba] Problem disabling roaming profiles...

Jason Williams jwilliams at courtesymortgage.com
Tue May 27 22:47:48 GMT 2003

Hello everyone. Well, I have a very interesting thing happening with my 
Samba PDC when I try and disable roaming profiles. As it is now, im running 
Samba as a PDC with LDAP on the backend.

This is what i've done to disable roaming profiles:
In smb.conf, i've set the following two entries to blank:

logon home =
logon path =

Now, i've used the idealx scripts to add users, groups as well as modify 
and delete users and groups. Everything was working well except i've run 
into a snag when i've tried to disable roaming profiles.

One thing I noticed is that I would have to edit the smbldap_conf.pm and 
comment out a few lines. These are the lines:

$_userHomePrefix = q(/home/);
$_userSmbHome = q(\\\\PDC-SRV\\homes);
$_userProfile = q(\\\\PDC-SRV\\home\\samba\\profiles\\);

I just commented them out, and restarted LDAP and it seemed to work.

Now, this is where it gets a little weird. When I reboot the workstation 
and then try and login again, it gives an error saying that it was unable 
to create the profile testuser.pds. Then it logs me in with a temporary 

I've checked everything I can think of, but still cant seem to figure it out.

Anyone have any suggestions? I've running RH 7.3, with samba 2.2.8a as well 
as OpenLDAP 2.0.27.

I appreciate everyones input.


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