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

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Sep 29 17:00:47 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 11:18, Stefan Wegner wrote:
> Craig White schrieb:
> > The 'homes' share should be differentiated from the 'profiles' share if
> > you desire to have expected behavior. Whether this is an absolute
> > requirement or not, I have no idea but I do know that I don't have a
> > problem with roaming profiles and haven't since 2.2.x and it still works
> > on 3.0.x
> Doesn't make any difference: profile acls = yes
> in "homes" is the same behaviour asin "profiles" as long as profiles are 
> located under homes.
> The prob is still the same:
> user with local adm-rights = complete profile
> user with User- or Poweruser- rights = reduced profile (background and 
> other settings)
> Can you switch the local Rights of your Users from User to Admin and 
> then go back to User without loss in the profile ?
I have done that but only once. My users are all NOT local admins or
power users - they are pretty much unprivileged beyond the local Users.
Either way (or even switching to and from local Administrator group)
caused no problem with loading the profile.

On the samba server(s) - my privileges are different for the homes and
profiles directories.

my users homes are in...
drwxr-xr-x   40 root     root         4096 Sep  8 10:50 users
and a sample users directory...
drwx------   19 craig    users-all     4096 Aug 29 17:31 craig

whereas the profiles...

drwxrwsr-x   21 Administrator Domain Users     4096 Sep  9 08:53
and a sample profile directory
drwxr-xr-x   13 test     Domain Users     4096 Jan 26  2004 test

This has not been a problem for me.


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