[Samba] roaming profiles, not roaming

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Nov 28 17:47:53 GMT 2005

Re-arranging top post to bottom for ease of replying...
On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 11:45 -0500, Jack Mendez wrote:

> On Mon, November 21, 2005 7:28 pm, Craig White said:
> > On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 18:21 -0500, Jack Mendez wrote:
> >> the profiles get saved ack to the samba machine no problem, its just
> >> when
> >> the user moves to a different machine that the correct profiles does not
> >> get downloaded
> >> the profiles are owned by username.group.
> > ----
> > Then it would seem to me that the possibilities...
> >
> > the other machines aren't properly joined to the domain.
> > or
> > the profile that is on the system that is working is not set to roam at
> > all...verify...Start->Settings->Control Panel->System->Advanced->User
> > Profiles->Settings
> >
> > Is the type for the user 'roaming' ?
> >
> > How about another user account on one of the other machines...log in,
> > log out...does profile get saved to server? Does profile get loaded to
> > first machine?
> >
> i did verify that the profile was in fact a roaming profile
> the profile downloads just fine from the system that we first logon too
> with that user.
for clarity purposes, let's call this system A
> any changes made with the same user on the original system do get saved to
> the server, i had a look in the /profiles/user name/Desktop directory for
> files we placed on the desktop after logging off, the files are on the
> server.
good - system A seems to have roaming profiles that save back onto
server as expected
> when we go to another machine configured exactly the same way log on as
> that same user not does the profile not load but what looks like a local
> xp profile loads.
let's call this system B

You can verify if profile is local or roaming using method I described
above. You can verify if changes are saved to server in manner similar
to how you tested the user on system A
> i also tried making a new user on the smb box logging on with the same
> system which was displaying the wrong profile, and it woks fine, as long
> as the profile gets downloaded from the same system that it initially
> worked on, it seems to work fine.
> i am stumped.
I am unclear here...you created a new user. Logged into system B with
this user and profile is indeed 'roaming' as indicated by 
Start->Settings->Control Panels->System->Advanced->User Profiles-
>Settings? And at logoff, the user profile is uploaded to samba server?

If that is the case, what happens when you log on as that user on system


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