[Samba] Roaming Profile & Folder Redirection Problems

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Mon Oct 11 02:43:04 GMT 2004


I have seen a number of reports of problems with the procedure I outlined in 
the book. Rest assured that this was well tested prior to publication. 
Additionally, there are some large sites in Europe that use roaming profiles 
in precisely this fashion.

That leaves us with the problem of the need to identify what you have done 
that is different, or to identify what is different in your client Windows 

I regret that at this time I do not have time to assist you further, however I 
am keen to hear of any progress you make in solving the issue and would much 
appreciate any comments that can be added to the chapter to help others to 
avoid your pain.

John T.

On Sunday 10 October 2004 13:19, Rich Edelman wrote:
> I'm running Samba 3.0.7 on SuSE 9.1 with OpenLDAP for auth.
> I've been mostly following along Terpstra's Book "Samba 3 By Example", as
> lots of other people here have been.
> The three big problems I'm having are:
> 1) After a Windows XP user logs out for the first time, upon next login
> they get an error message saying "Windows cannot log you in because your
> profile cannot be loaded." Deleting the NTUSER.DAT file for that user
> allows that user to log in again.
> 2) It doesn't appear like the default user profile (located
> in /var/lib/samba/netlogon/Default User/) is getting used for anything, as
> when I log in for the first time and view the registry any changes that I
> made for the default user are not there!
> 3) This one will probably be solved by #2 above, but whenever a user logs
> out, there is that stupid 'synchronizing' window, even though all profile
> folders have been redirected to a network drive. Why?
> Any help or suggestions on these would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Rich Edelman

John H Terpstra
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