[Samba] How to keep local profiles when joining domain?
Nash Computer Technology
nashcom at btinternet.com
Wed Jun 16 22:28:25 GMT 2004
I hope someone can help
We currently have Windows
XP Professional PCs that logon to an old Novell Netware
3.12 server. Were just using the standard Windows
Netware client, and each user has a Windows XP User
account and password that matches their Novell one.
When they logon to Windows, they are automatically
authenticated to Novell.
However, we are now in the final stages of deploying a
Samba server to replace the Novell one. The Samba
server is configured as a Primary Domain Controller, and
seems to be working fine. We do not wish to use roaming
profiles, so the profiles will be held locally on each PC.
We wanted to test the migration of modifying the PC
network clients to login to the new server, and have cloned
a hard drive. I havent played with this myself, but were
unsure how to join the new domain, such that the existing
profiles (eg desktop layout, applications, etc etc) are
retained for each user. When we simply change the PC
properties to join the domain, we lose the users settings.
For example, if we have a user named Mike who is logging
on to our new domain of scodomain, it creates a profile
under My Documents & Settings named mike.scodomain.
There is already a profile named mike. Both users have
administrative access on the PC. Weve tried creating and
logging on as another administrative user then copying the
contents of the profiles folder from mike to mike.scodomain
(including hidden files), but we dont get the settings that
Id really appreciate some pointers on this. It must be easy
(there again, its Microsoft
) I think weve looked at right-
clicking on My Computer, Properties, User accounts,
Profiles (or something like that) and copying profiles. Also,
the administrative tool in the Control Panel.
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