[Samba] roaming profiles, not roaming

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Nov 21 22:27:02 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 13:48 -0500, Jack Mendez wrote: 
> using samba v3 windows xp sp2 clients.
> i have profiles working to some extent, that is when i create a new user
> on the server, when that user logs in, the profile gets downloaded from
> the server from the /etc/netlogon/default user directory.
> any customizations that the user makes work just fine and get saved to the
> profiles share under profiles/username
> when the user tries to go to a different machine the settings and such do
> not get downloaded from the server.
> it is only when the user logs into the first system do the changes come
> back are visible.
> any ideas?
>  here are the sections for profiles from the smb.conf
> logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
>         logon drive = G:
>         logon home = \\%L\%U
> [profiles]
>         path = /profiles/
>         dos file mode = Yes
>         read only = No
>         writable = yes
>         create mode = 0600
>         directory mode = 0700
>         browseable = yes
>         profile acls = yes
hopefully, 'ls -ld' /profiles should have group set to something like
whatever groupmaps to "Domain Users" and that group also has 'w' write
privileges so that the user profile can be updated on server.

# grep profiles /etc/samba/smb.conf
        path = /home/samba/profiles

# ls -ld /home/samba/profiles/
drwxrwxr-x  2 root dom_users 4096 Nov 11 14:47 /home/samba/profiles/

[root at srv1 postfix]# net groupmap list |grep "Domain Users"


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