[Samba] Problems with XP clients and profiles

Karl Banasky karl at heatcon.com
Mon Jan 2 22:30:38 GMT 2006

  I thought this had to do with the machine and user ID number (SID)
  related to the Domain server. If you do a "pdbedit -Lv -u username" you
  will see the SID numbers for that user. I would check and see that the
  first set of numbers related to the domain or workgroup (I think) match.
  I ran in to a similar problem before and I thought that is what I read
  was my problem.
  Hard subject to research if I remember correctly.

> Martin Miethe wrote:
>>> However, the problem arises when I try to get the existing clients 
>>> setup for the new domain. I'm able to join the domain without a 
>>> problem. However, when I reboot and try to login via a samba username 
>>> / password (we're using a first initial-last name convention), 
>>> Windows creates a new profile in C:
>>> \Documents and Settings\username.NEWDOMAIN, while all of the original 
>>> data is in C:\Documents and Settings\username, and is essentially 
>>> gone as far as the users are concerned. 
>> Try this:
>> 1) create a new account with admin rights (maybe administrator 2)
>> 2) go to "local users and groups" -> right click on Administrators -> 
>> Add to Group -> Add... -> Location -> select your local computer name;
>> enter the account name from 1) in the white box (administrator2)
>> 3) restart!
>> 4) go to the icon "my computer" -> righ click -> properties -> 
>> advanced -> user profiles -> settings
>> from here copy the content from the local profile (username) to the 
>> DOMAIN.username profile;
>> before you click OK, change the "permitted to use" to everyone (type 
>> Everyone in the whitebox)
>> 5) click ok and wait ... you can delete the new administrator2 account
>> regards,

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