[Samba] Macro expansion in LDAP entries like %L no longer works with 3.0.23d

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Dec 4 06:05:15 GMT 2006

On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 11:26:41PM +0100, Oliver Burtchen wrote:
> I just want to note this for other users having problems
> with roaming profiles after upgrading their samba. As far
> as I can see this change is not described somewhere else.
> I updated a samba PDC from 3.0.21b to 3.0.23d and had
> problems logging in an Windows XP using roaming profiles
> complaining just about not finding a network-path.
> Profiles could not be loaded. It took me 1 day to figure
> out that ldap entries like
> sambaProfilePath: \\%L\Profiles sambaHomePath: \\%L\home
> do not longer work like they did with samba 3.0.21b. Now
> you have to hard-code the path like
> sambaProfilePath: \\Servername\Profiles sambaHomePath:
> \\Servername\home
> for all users in ldap. 
> Hope this helps someone having the same problem.

Look at the changed defaults, now you have to set

passdb expand explicit = yes

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