[Samba] Roaming profiles sometimes stop updating
sean at compu-aid.net
Fri Feb 11 17:29:07 GMT 2005
I have a generally stable and well-working Samba configuration on a few
servers but I have noticed one recurring problem that crops up from time
to time on at least two different systems.
The Samba version is '3.0.9-1.3E.2' (from the Red Hat RPM release), it
is configured as a PDC, and NT profile updating generally works fine.
However, I've noticed that on two completely separate networks
(configured in a similar manner) certain Windows 2K/XP stations just
stop updating profiles though the rest are still updating regularly upon
logout. In a new Samba install I performed a few months ago some of the
existing 2K/XP machines have never updated the roaming profile.
Once a station stops updating user profiles it seems that the only fix
is to reinstall Windows.
It sounds like this is probably a Windows client problem and nothing
Samba specific. However, as most of my PDC experience these days is
with Samba I was wondering if anyone else has seen this behavior and
maybe has some suggestions on tweaks to Samba to keep this from
happening or maybe a Windows tweak to make it work again without
requiring a reinstall.
I checked the Samba How-To and did some googling and didn't find
anything that seemed to match my problem but perhaps I wasn't picking
the right keywords :)
In case it helps, here is my profiles share definition:
comment = Windows Profiles
path = /vol/samba/profiles
read only = no
create mask = 0611
directory mask = 0700
map system = yes
map hidden = yes
root preexec = mkdir -p /vol/samba/profiles/%u ; chown %
u /vol/samba/profiles/%u ; chmod 700 /vol/samba/profiles/%u
profile acls = yes
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