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

Zach uid000 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 00:10:49 GMT 2004

yeah it was long, but I didn't have the profiles command, plus I
didn't know how to figure out the old sid to tell it to replace.  for
only two users, it really wasn't too bad.

if all you want to do is physically get the profile onto the server
then run profiles on it to head off any problems, then do what I did
to begin with and just manually copy the entire directory over the
network.  I believe the reason this is considered "bad" is because of
the problems presented by ntuser.dat not matching up against the user,
but it seems that's what profiles is for.

I just don't know how to find out what the old sid is you're looking
for.  I've heard there's a tool on sysinternals.com to do just that
though, so maybe there's good luck there.

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 17:27:46 -0500, Misty Stanley-Jones
<misty at borkholder.com> wrote:
> Wow, this does seem long.  Mainly all I want to know is why I can't change my
> user's profile type from local to roaming, or copy it, or anything.  This is
> when I'm logged in as administrator or a domain administrator or anyone.  I
> know that it's a problem with Windows, not with Samba.  But I can't even get
> the NTUSER.DAT into an appropriate place to run the really cool looking
> 'profiles' command on it.
> Misty

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