[Samba] PDC for XP: empty desktop and desktop.ini showing up

rruegner robert at ruegner.org
Mon Sep 27 12:33:23 GMT 2004

hide files = /desktop.ini/ntuser.ini/NTUSER.*/
may help you out

Florian Effenberger schrieb:
> Hello there,
> I'm trying to set up Samba as a PDC for Windows XP Professional (SP2). 
> It seems to work fine. Machine accounts are created automatically, 
> passwords between Unix and Samba users get synced, I can logon, profile 
> directories are created - but there's a problem.
> I know that this is well-known, but it drives me crazy and I don't know 
> any solution.
> First of all, the initial profile is nearly empty. The XP style has been 
> disabled and my desktop shows no icons at all. It just looks "wrong" and 
> "half-made". Apart from that, the first logon works fine. However, any 
> subsequent logons display that nasty desktop.ini file in an editor.
> In log.smbd I can't see (at default debug level) any error messages, 
> just the normal "X connected to service Y".
> I guess that my empty desktop problem and the desktop.ini appearance 
> have something in common, but I don't know how to solve.
> Does anybody know how to make Samba a working PDC for XP?
> Thanks!
> Florian

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