[Samba] Question about samba 3.0.9

Hamish lists at subvs.co.uk
Tue Nov 30 17:41:54 GMT 2004

Richmond Dyes wrote:

> I have been setting up my domain server using FC2 and samba 3.0.9. 
> First thing, for your information: In the notations in several 
> sources, it tells you to user "logon path = \\%L\profiles\%u"  this is 
> wrong.  It should be, "logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U".  Now that I 
> spent 5 million hours banging my head on a wall with that, how do I 
> get he exist desktops on my 2000/XP machines to move to my roaming 
> profiles.  When I move a user now, it makes a new desktop.  I want to 
> use the user's local desktop, just transfer it to the server.  any ideas?
This seems like quite a common block! Here is my reply from a couple of 
weeks ago to a similar question:

XP and 2k will try to use a directory under "documents and settings" for 
users profiles, from the domain or local or roaming. If the directory 
already exists, it will try username.domain and then username.domain.001 
If you want to keep users settings, you will need to copy them over - i 
am not aware of a tool to force it to use existing settings.
To move the users over, log on as the new user, then log in as an 
administrator. Right click "my computer" > advanced tab > User Profiles: 
In this window, select the old user (probably COMPUTERNAME\username) and 
click "copy to" > Browse to "documents and 
settings"/newusername.domainname > OK. Change "permitted to use" and add 
the user in the format DOMAIN\username (just username will not work for 
domain users)
Hope that helps

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