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

Tom Skeren tms3 at fskklaw.com
Wed Sep 29 14:39:06 GMT 2004

Igor Belyi wrote:

> Zach wrote:
>> To clear it up:
>> samba PDC: BABYLON
>> Win XP client:  TROY
>> Domain user: Zach
>> Local user: local_user
>> If CILIVLIZATION\Zach is added to TROY\Administrators, then no problem.
>> If CILIVLIZATION\Zach is removed from TROY\Administrators, then
>> profile doesn't load properly, even if CILIVLIZATION\Zach is a member
>> of TROY\Power Users or TROY\Users, etc.  (This applies to other domain
>> users as well, not just Zach).
>> Further, when TROY\local_user, logs on to TROY, then no problem, 
>> regardless of
>> group membership.
> Just to give you some hope - I don't have this problem.
> I have users which belong _only_ to "Domain Users" group and they have 
> WinXP Theme loaded without a problem.
> BTW, did you move those profiles from local profiles or other Domains 
> or were they created when users first login into Domain? ACLs and 
> ownership on files in the Roaming profiles are stored in NTUSER.DAT 
> file which is a representation of user registry. To properly copy User 
> Profiles you would need to use Window's "System 
> Properties/Advanced/User Profiles". 

Well, I've been having the same probs too, and hadn't thought about 
this.  That gives me lots of food for thought.  Thanks Igor.


> Igor

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