[Samba] Samba PDC and Windows 2000 roaming profiles problem

Pete **** p_e_t_e51 at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 30 07:28:33 GMT 2003

I have strange problem with Samba PDC and windows 2000 pro (sp3 and sp4) 
clients. The Samba is acting as PDC and the windows are joined in the domain 
with roaming profiles to users. Everything works fine until I log out from 
windows or shutdown the workstation. During logout or shutdown process the 
roaming profile is unloaded back to Samba server. When I next time log in or 
start the windows and examine the windows aplication log I found the 

Windows cannot unload your registry file.  If you have a roaming profile, 
your settings are not replicated. Contact your administrator.

DETAIL - Access is denied. , Build number ((2195))

This happens randomly and when it happens the logout from windows took quite 
long time. At same time the files under roaming profile aren´t updated. 
Atleast timestamps in the files are not updated (example NTUSER.DAT). It 
seems that this happens in Samba versions 2.2.5 and 2.2.7. File permissions 
are set 1757 at the /home/samba/profiles and the profiles sections in 
smb.conf is following:

    path = /home/samba/profiles
    browseable = no
    read only = no
    create mask = 0700
    directory mask = 0700


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