[Samba] Switch profile from local to roaming?

Misty Stanley-Jones misty at borkholder.com
Fri Oct 1 21:54:38 GMT 2004

On Thursday 30 September 2004 02:58, deff wrote:
> You had your answers right in front of ya.
> Every xp includes "Files and Settings transfer wizard" (accessories->system
> tools) for this job.
> It's simple :

I had high hopes for this.  I went and did it this afternoon.  First I tried 
copying only the settings.  I put them in a folder on her hard drive, made 
that folder fully controllable by SAMBADOMAIN/heruser as well as 
LOCALCOMPUTER/heruser.  Logged into the Samba domain, imported her settings, 
and logged off.  Logged back in and it SAID it had transferred her settings.  
But it had not!  I don't understand why, So right now I am doing it again, 
having chosen both files AND settings.  This doesn't seem right as it is 
copying every file off her entire computer.  However I will try it and see. 

Thanks for the suggestion anyway.  :/


> 1. login as local user, run wizard, select old computer, select some
> directory to store your data, click next, wait till its done, logoff.
> 2. login as new user, run wizard, select new computer, find directory you
> stored your data to, click next, wait till its done, relogon.
> You're done.
> Migrated some 20 pcs with it and it was a breeze, however, there might be
> some issues with file ownerships, but users don't complain so neither do I.
> deff
> On Wednesday 29 September 2004 19:50, Misty Stanley-Jones wrote:
> > I've got a WinXP machine that was configured for local profiles.  I have
> > now joined that machine to the domain, but when I try to log in as a
> > user, it tries to use a roaming profile.  Fine, that's what I want
> > anyway.  But it doesn't do the smart thing and copy the user's local
> > profile to roaming -- it gives an error instead.  OK, no problem, I will
> > change the type.  I log in as local admin and go to her profile.  It only
> > gives me Local as an option. Maybe it's because I'm not logged into the
> > domain.  OK, I log into the domain as Administrator (alias root -- uid of
> > 0).  It doesn't even let me SEE her profile then.  Because it is local, I
> > assume.  So ok, I add MYDOMAIN\Administrator as a local administrator on
> > her machine.  It lets me see her profile now but I still can't change it
> > to roaming.  And every time I try to copy it into either Administrator's
> > directory on the server, or hers, it gives me Permission Denied.
> >
> > So what is the real way to get this accomplished?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Misty

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