[Samba] Switch profile from local to roaming?

Zach uid000 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 18:21:52 GMT 2004

I'm currently trying to solve a problem regarding roaming profiles in
another thread.  In this case it appears the profiles weren't migrated
properly.  In my case I think (it was a long time ago) I simply copied
the the profile directory up to the server with a simple drag and drop
(I didn't know better).  In trying to solve the problems with a now
malformed NTUSER.DAT a google search turned this up:

It appears the samba developers are attempting to address this very problem.  

See the thread,  Roaming Profiles:Samba PDC:WinXP:User must be local
admin, for more info.

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:08:24 -0500, Paul Gienger
<pgienger at ae-solutions.com> wrote:
> >doesn't do the smart thing and copy the user's local profile to roaming -- it
> >
> >
> That would actually be a very *dumb* thing to do.  These are two users
> from two different worlds as far as Windows is concerned.  If you were
> to look at the SIDs of them (windows version of UID) you would see they
> arent even close.
> >So what is the real way to get this accomplished?
> >
> >
> Not sure if this is the 'approved' way to do things like this, but it
> always works for me when I have to migrate a profile from one dir to
> another, usually I use it when switching domains, i.e. from our 'one
> domain per site' to one global domain where the sid just can't match....
> 1. Copy said user's profile to a backup location
> 2. Move the 'Default User' profile someplace so that it isn't in the way
> 3. Copy said user's old profile to Default User
> 4. Log in as said user, the default profile will copy to the user's profile
> 5. Move real 'Default User' back
> Now there will be some things that aren't migrated but that depends a
> lot on your setup and what programs you run.  For the most part,
> everything involving the SID that Windows knows about will be migrated
> in my experience.
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