[Samba] All Roaming Profiles Point to Same User
dowlingkevin at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 21 19:33:25 GMT 2004
In my Workplace we have samba 3.0.3 running on our server with Clients
ranging from WinXP and Windows 2000 to MacOSX and Linux. After a server
crash, and having to rebuild our Authentication server we have had a problem
where specific Windows PC's will point to the same profile for all roaming
users. The "set" command returns
USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\user
where user is whatever user's profile has become the default for all roaming
This problem presents a huge security concern, as the data belonging to the
user that becomes the default is now available to all roaming users on that
This problem seems to remain with specific computers, those pc's on which
the "default" user has logged in at a point in time. The problem follows
all users that have logged into the affected PC, infecting their profiles on
login. The only solution we currently have to this problem is the deletion
of all profiles that have been involved.
The problem has been seen in different departments with no known
interaction, so the assumption is that this is a server problem. Have you
encountered this problem before, or do you have any suggestions on how to
solve this. Thanks.
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