[Samba] SOLVED: Roaming profiles not updating XP

Mac mac at nibsc.ac.uk
Tue Sep 14 11:41:58 GMT 2004

Hi all,

I originally sent this message about a month ago, but it never made it
to the mailing list, so here it is again.  There's an update at the end

[I've removed the typos from the August version]

Subject: Re: [Samba] SOLVED: Roaming profiles not updating XP
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 17:09:22 +0100 (BST)
From: Mac <mac at ngo.org.uk>
To: samba at samba.org
Cc: <jrnoren at yahoo.com> (Jon Noren)
	sasquatch at wetafx.co.nz (Campbell March)
	franzke at usc.edu (Brandon Franzke)
	<caitiff at gmx.net> (Caitiff)
	<fpoulet at atout.be> (Poulet Fabrice)
	<cverellen at autoscaninc.com> (Cory Verellen)
	<mwilson3 at austincc.edu> (Matt Wilson)
	<sasquatch at wetafx.co.nz> (Campbell March)

Hi all,

They say it's bad form to follow up to one's own post, but I don't care.

I've had a rather odd email today.  It's private correspondence, so I'm not
able to post it here yet, but it looks to me like Nvidia think they've solved
the problem.

To recap: (for those of you to whom this new)

Back in April (2004) there was this post:-


by Brandon Franzke about Windows XP profiles not saving.  It turned out
that the saving of Roaming Profiles to a server (_any_ server) was silently
stopped by the Nvidida Display Manager service, that was part of the
drivers around version upwards.

If this sounds odd to you, then you'd be right.  It's very odd.

We here at NIBSC also hit that problem, as did everyone else in the Cc: list
of this message.  My original post is here:-


The e-mail I received this morning had that URL as its subject.  Its body
was only two lines long and indicates that, subsequent to version
of the Nvidia drivers, the problem was fixed.  In particular, the 61 versions
do not have the problem.

I've looked at the Nvidia web site, and there is indeed a new version of
the drivers available (http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_61.77).

The release notes do not make any mention (that I can see) of this bug 
being present or having been fixed.

Anyway,  I suspect that this really has been fixed.  I don't have the time
right now to sit down and properly test this, but I don't think anyone else
received this mail.

The final line of the email apologised for the inconvenience.

          Assistant Systems Adminstrator @nibsc.ac.uk
                        dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk
   Work: +44 1707 641565          Everything else: +44 7956 237670 (anytime)

September Update!  I've received (from Matt Wilson) confirmation that this
update _does_ solve the Roaming Profiles problem. So my odd email
appears to have been genuine.

Anyway, this whole matter can now be laid to rest.  Hurrah!

          Assistant Systems Adminstrator @nibsc.ac.uk
                        dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk
   Work: +44 1707 641565          Everything else: +44 7956 237670 (anytime)

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