[Samba] Problems with XP clients and profiles

Karl Banasky karl at heatcon.com
Tue Jan 3 04:41:15 GMT 2006

It is installed with SAMBA 3.0  I am running CentOS and fedora, on both. 
  should be a man page on it.  Also did you mean to mis-spell it? It is 
pdbedit.  Could do a locate on it to see where it is, might not be 
path-ed correctly.
Here is a link to a man page on it: 

It is good practice to say what version of Samba you are running along 
with the OS.


Z B wrote:
> Is pbedit a part of Samba or Windows? I'm not finding the command on the 
> CentOS server or on an XP client...
> ZB
> Karl Banasky wrote:
>>  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.
>>  Karl-
>>> 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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