[Samba] Roaming Profiles:Samba PDC:WinXP:User must be local admin

Ilia Chipitsine ilia at paramon.ru
Tue Sep 28 14:36:02 GMT 2004

maybe You guys need to read "man smb.conf" and search "profile acls"

> sith lord wrote:
>> I'm having a problem with Roaming profiles in Windows XP with Samba as PDC. 
>> I've googled and trolled the mailing lists and read the Samba 
>> documentation.
>> Problem:
>> User logs onto domain from WinXP client and profile is downloaded (you can 
>> tell because it takes a long time and lights on hub are lit up).  However, 
>> unless that user is in the admin group locally, all/some of the profile 
>> isn't loaded.  eg, Desktop wallpaper, WinXP theme,  start menu settings, 
>> etc. are not loaded.  No error is given.  No cached or default profile is 
>> loaded.   If user is added to local admin group before-hand. everything is 
>> O.K.  If user is subsequently removed from admin group, problem happens 
>> again at next login. 
> I have EXACTLY the same problem!!!!
>> What I've tried:
>> Upgrade Samba from 2.2 to 3 (currently 3.0.7).
>> Set the "Check ownership of profile" option to "disabled" on WinXP client 
>> local policy (grpedit.msc)
>> Check ownership and permissisions on the samba server (though these still 
>> might not be set properly).
>> System configuration:
>> Server:
>> RH9 (all packages updated)
>> Samba 3.0.7 (from rpm) (problem happened with 2.2 as well)
>> I would post smb.conf, but I don't have it right now.  I can post it later, 
>> though.
>> Clients:
>> WinXP Pro SP2 (problem happened with pre sp1, & sp1a as well).
>> I'm not sure if this is an issue with on the samba/linux end or the win xp 
>> client end.  The same problem happens on both of my win xp clients.  If it 
>> is on the samba end, I'm wondering if it's related to ownership/permissions 
>> not being quite right.   It is as if being admin on the local box allows 
>> you to override whatever the problem is.
>> Any help is appreciated.  I'll post more info along with smb.conf if anyone 
>> wants to see it.
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