[Samba] Switch profile from local to roaming?

Misty Stanley-Jones misty at borkholder.com
Wed Sep 29 17:50:55 GMT 2004

I've got a WinXP machine that was configured for local profiles.  I have now 
joined that machine to the domain, but when I try to log in as a user, it 
tries to use a roaming profile.  Fine, that's what I want anyway.  But it 
doesn't do the smart thing and copy the user's local profile to roaming -- it 
gives an error instead.  OK, no problem, I will change the type.  I log in as 
local admin and go to her profile.  It only gives me Local as an option.  
Maybe it's because I'm not logged into the domain.  OK, I log into the domain 
as Administrator (alias root -- uid of 0).  It doesn't even let me SEE her 
profile then.  Because it is local, I assume.  So ok, I add 
MYDOMAIN\Administrator as a local administrator on her machine.  It lets me 
see her profile now but I still can't change it to roaming.  And every time I 
try to copy it into either Administrator's directory on the server, or hers, 
it gives me Permission Denied.  

So what is the real way to get this accomplished?


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