[Samba] cannot locate roaming profile

Daniel Kasak dkasak at nusconsulting.com.au
Fri Oct 17 05:05:48 GMT 2003

Hi all.

I've just installed samba-3.0.1-rc1 as a PDC and I can add computers ( 
win2k ) to the domain, but when users log on, they get an error:

... windows cannot locate your roaming profile ...

or words to that effect.

My smb.conf is:

# Global parameters
        workgroup = NUS
        server string = Samba Server %v
        bind interfaces only = true
        interfaces =
        passdb backend = tdbsam
        pam password change = Yes
        unix password sync = Yes
        log level = 3
        log file = /var/log/samba3/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        printcap name = cups
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -s /bin/false '%u'
        delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel '%s'
        add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g && getent group 
'%g'|awk -F: '{print $3}'
        delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel '%g'
        add user to group script = /usr/bin/gpasswd -a '%u' '%g'
        delete user from group script = /usr/bin/gpasswd -d '%u' '%g'
        set primary group script = /usr/sbin/usermod -g '%g' '%u'
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 33
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        printer admin = @adm
        printing = cups
        preserve case = No

        comment = Home Directories
        read only = No
        browseable = No

        comment = Network Logon Service
        path = /usr/local/smb_shares/netlogon
        guest ok = Yes

I've read the docs that state that it is not recommended to use roaming 
profiles, and I agree. How do I stop windows from trying to locate one?



Daniel Kasak
IT Developer
* NUS Consulting Group*
Level 5, 77 Pacific Highway
North Sydney, NSW, Australia 2060
T: (+61) 2 9922-7676 / F: (+61) 2 9922 7989
email: dkasak at nusconsulting.com.au
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