[Samba] Roaming profiles. How to do it ?

Flávio Henrique flavinhohenrique at terra.com.br
Fri Jun 25 11:34:02 GMT 2004


see below

> Flávio Henrique a écrit :
>> Hi all..
>> I'm using Samba 3.0.2a on Mandrake 10, serving +/- 50 win98 clients.
>> I'm using this options:
>> logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
>> logon home =  \\%N\%U\profile
>> but the roaming profile seems do not working... at least the way that 
>> I want. (maybe this is the right behavior).
>>    What I want:
>>    -> When an user logins on MACHINE1 the profile that is saved in 
>> Linux begin download to MACHINE1
>>    -> When this user logoff from MACHINE1 the profile must update on 
>> linux server
>>    -> If this user logins on MACHINE2 the profile (updated) must be 
>> downloaded to MACHINE2
>> But is not happen like this. When the user logins for the first time 
>> on MACHINE1 a local profile is created using the "All users" folder 
>> (under \windows\profiles)
>> I'm not sure if the option " logon home = \\%N\%U\profile " tells 
>> Samba to do what I want.
>> Somone can help me ?
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Flávio Henrique
> Hi,
> It seems to me that your samba side parameters are good.
> The logon path parameter won't be useful, it is only for win2k / winXP 
> / NT clients.

ok. thank you

> You should now check:
> 1- permissions of the profile directory (be sure your users can write 
> that directory)

the permissions is right (700 with owner <user>.<user>
the users can export the profile from win98, my problem is that they 
can't import the roaming profile when make login in another machine...
I read in somewhere that win98 can't deal correctly with roaming profiles...
I wish to know if someone is working with win98 roaming profile, 
importing the profile when logins in the first time...

> 2- did you activate the use of profiles in the nethood properties of 
> the win98se clients ?


> 3- Check the samba-howto, chapters 22 and 23, it covers most of the 
> basics for profiles to work (win98 included).

I will... thank you

> hope it helps
> TMI-Concept

Flávio Henrique

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