[Samba] roaming profiles
Andre de Koning
andre at vippayroll.co.za
Wed Sep 10 09:32:58 GMT 2003
I managed to delete the temporary cached profile on one of the windows boxes
but when I now log onto that machine with the user in question if get:
Windows cannot log you on because the profile cannot be loaded. Contact
your network administrator
DETAIL - Access denied
I haven't tried w2k sp4 yet - downloading now but what bugs me is that it
did work before and only gave me problems from time to time - now it
constantly does it!
From: kurt weiss [mailto:input.maillists at kwnet.at]
Sent: 10 September 2003 09:50
To: Andre de Koning
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] roaming profiles
see below for my comments.
Andre de Koning schrieb:
> Hi all.
> I'm runnig samba as a DC with win2k clients using roaming profiles.
> Since installation I have been experiencing problems with users unable to
> log in due to their profiles not loading - some users are on w2k prof end
> some use w2k terminal services.
> It maily complains about not being able to load (or copy) files like
> "prf23.tmp" - access denied etc.
> Most of the time if I delete the file in question in eg.
> "profiledir/Nethood", "profiledir/Application
> en when I log on again it works.
> It now started the profile cannot be loaded bacause some file cannot be
> copied and when I go delete the file in the profile dir in the samba box
> try again as usual it still tells me that the profile "cannot be loaded -
> logging you in with a temporary profile" - when I click OK a box just pops
> up saying "profile cannot be loaded - access denied".
> This seems to be entirely random - different client machines and terminal
> servers and different user accounts every time. Sometimes I have to
> the w2k terminal server for the problem to go away and sometimes I have to
> restart smb on the linux box. This always only fixes some of the users'
> logins but others can't log in again - it also only lasts for about 3
> that were back when we started.
> Sometimes I have to completely delete a user's profile and log into w2k
> it to be recreated before it works again.
> I also noticed than if I try to delete the temporary copy of the user's
> profile in "Documents and Settings" just after I got the problem I get
> "Access Denied" or "Cannot delete, directory not empty" messages from
> windows. When this happens, changing the permissions or ever changing the
this is the problem...
your client-side copy is damaged. u *must* get ownership for the broken
files as administrator, then u can correct the rights.
this u have to do with *every* broken file. (sh.. i know...)
we had the same problems. for me it seems, that it's a w2k problem.
especially therefore, that ms has corrected such failures in sp4.
as far as we used samba 2.2.2 we used the switch
NT ACL SUPPORT = no
in smb.conf for the profile share to prevent us from this issue.
in samba 2.2.8a all is running fine without this switch.
but we've allready installed sp4 on *all* our w2k clients.
> files' ownership to Administrator does not help - I have to restart the
> machine completely.
restarting the client helps?
> I was originally runnig samba 2.2.1a and tried upgrading to 2.2.3, 2.2.5
> this morning to 2.2.8a. I also upgraded from redhat 6 to 7 to 7.1 and
> week to 8.0 but this does not make any difference. I've tried service
> 2 and 3 on the w2k boxes but to 4 - some of my software does not work when
> is loaded.
i've only checked this two configurations:
samba 2.2.2 with 'NT ACL SUPPORT = no' on the profile share
w2k sp2 and sp3
samba 2.2.8a *without* 'NT ACL SUPPORT = no' on the profile share
('NT ACL SUPPORT = no' was not running in this case, but i can't remind
i hope it helped. - let me know
> Any ideas?
> André de Koning
> IT Manager
> Softline VIP Payroll
> Tel: +27 12 420 7000
> andre at vippayroll.co.za
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