[Samba] LocalWinProfiles

Tamas Hegedus hegedus at med.unc.edu
Wed Jun 22 13:31:32 GMT 2005


I do not know if the following is a samba or windows question. It seems 
to be samba question, and I do not know windows and any windows mailing 
list... (But I am pretty sure if I ask the local IT persons, they will 
say it is samba...)

I have a windowsXP computer in my win domain (planning to have more XP 
and win2000) and a linux server with samba. Samba is PDC, win profiles 
are not stored on the server.

I was running samba 3.0.10 for two days. If I remember well during this 
period the local files were stored in C:/Documents and Settings/username
If I created a local user with the same name and logged in to to this 
user the same folder was used. (Great for laptops or in situation when 
the PDC is down.)

But I noticed some error messages in the log (now I know they were not 
important), so I upgraded to samba 3.0.14a. Now the Domain User (local) 
profiles are stored in the C:/Documents and Settings/username.DOMAINNAME 
folder. ???

What does make this difference? How can I have a domain and a local user 
with the same name and profile?

Thanks for your help in advance,

Tamas Hegedus               | phone: (1) 919-966 0329
UNC - Biochem & Biophys     | fax:   (1) 919-966 5178
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Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7248 | http://riordans.med.unc.edu

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