[Samba] KB824141 on Win2K and Samba PDC with a mandatory profile

Emil Petkov emil.petkov at usa.net
Tue Jan 20 20:14:21 GMT 2004

This one gave me a headache yesterday:

Last updated version of KB824141 hotfix on a Windows 2000 workstation in 
a domain with Samba PDC has the following consequences:

1. When a user with a mandatory profile logs on, it doesn't load the 
profile correctly. The cached profile looks like a default profile - 
empty directories except for the NTUSER.MAN. No Desktop, no Application 
data ... nothing. A verbose USERENV.LOG gives a nice list of dirs and 
subdirs added and reconciled with result [OK]. But they are not there!

2. If the patch is installed without SP4 being installed it raises the 
Roaming Profiles Security problem (normally raised by Windows 2000 SP4) 
(see http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;327462), 
but does not install the corresponding "Do not check for user ownership 
of Roaming Profile Folders" local group policy in the administrative 

Emil Petkov

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