[Samba] Roaming and local profiles EXTRANGE problem!!

Daniel Ruiz Jimenez druiz at gruposied.com
Tue Nov 1 10:23:11 GMT 2005

Thanks for your answer. I'll try to explain better my problem.

1.- I log on into station A. I do an example file, called "example.doc" on 
Desktop. I log out station A. No errors happens.
2.- The roaming profile is ok on server (ls 
/home/exampleuser/profile/desktop shows "example.doc".
3.- I log on into station B. I can see "example.doc". I delete this file, 
and do "example2.doc". I log out. No errors happens.
4.- The roaming profile is ok on server (ls 
/home/exampleuser/profile/desktop shows "example2.doc".
5.- I log on into station A. I see in desktop BOTH example.doc and 
example2.doc. I should only see "example2.doc", isn't it?

NOTE: I'm getting crazy!! I tried samba 2 and 3 versions, maybe this is a 
normal windows behavior?
NOTE2: By gpedit.msc I can delete local profile, but I don't like (neither 
my bosses) this solution, because we lost the local copy (necessary if my 
samba server falls).
NOTE3: It happens both with 2000 and XP clients.
NOTE4: My smb.conf (version 3)

        workgroup = MICASA
        netbios name = MICASA
        encrypt passwords = yes
        server string = %h server (Samba %v)
        obey pam restrictions = Yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n 
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .
        socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=4096 
        syslog = 0
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 1000
        os level = 64
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        domain logons = yes
        invalid users =
        admin users = root


        read only = No
        create mode = 0600
        directory mode = 0700
        browseable = no

        path = /home/netlogon
        write list = root
        guest ok = Yes

I need some help.......


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John T Benedetto" <jbenedet at unm.edu>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Roaming and local profiles EXTRANGE problem!!

> I am no expert (so other please chime in with corrections if I mis-state 
> anything!)...
> One point: when your user logs on, the roaming profile "becomes" the local 
> profile (that is, it is copied down to the local computer). When the user 
> logs off, it is copied back onto the server.
> Here are some things to check:
> - Are the users logging out of station "A" before logging into station 
> "B"?  This - I have read - can cause problems.
> - Are you sure that they are getting the roaming profile, and not simply 
> logging onto the machine using cached credentials?  (There is a registry 
> hack that disallows (turns off) the ability to log on using cached 
> credentials.  Basically, if the server is unavailable to authenticate your 
> users, they will be unable to log on. Maybe not a setting you WANT to turn 
> on, but it might be handy for testing & troubleshooting purposes).
> I would think one of these two things are happening to cause the problems 
> as you describe them. (But thats just my opinion!)...
> - jb
> On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 19:44:21 +0200
>  "Daniel Ruiz Jimenez" <druiz at gruposied.com> wrote:
>> My clients (winXP and 2000) logged ok on my samba domain. They load their 
>> roaming profile, all ok. But....
>> ... something strange happens!!! They load BOTH roaming and LOCAL 
>> profiles!! This makes that "old copies" from their profiles (for example, 
>> if they didn't access many time ago to a determinate client) are load, 
>> like old documents erased from other client.

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