[Samba] profile on a remote server

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Nov 3 02:16:25 GMT 2006

Please keep replies on list...

I think the solution is given in the below - which doesn't have anything
to do with the Windows machine having the local user profile...the
problem is the server where you are attempting to write the profile,
neither the user nor the 'Administrators Group' has permissions to write
the profile on that server. Probably a good idea to fix the permissions
on that server share so profiles can be written there.


On Thu, 2006-11-02 at 17:34 -0800, timothy johnson wrote:
> I tired this. setup a profiles share, same permissions as the PDC.
> When I redir to the samba server I get the following.
> Windows did not load your roaming profile and is attempting to log you
> on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied
> to the server when you logoff. Windows did not load your profile
> because a server copy of the profile folder already exists that does
> not have the correct security. Either the current user or the
> Administrator's group must be the owner of the folder. Contact your
> network administrator. 
> This is with a brand new user, so the machine doesnt have a local
> profile.
> On 11/2/06, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
>         On Thu, 2006-11-02 at 17:05 -0800, timothy johnson wrote: 
>         > I notice that in the LDAP the profiles are store in a
>         network share. Is it
>         > possible to use a different samba server not setup as a
>         PDC/BDC to share
>         > these profile. for an example maybe setup a little samba box
>         on a remote 
>         > site, that stores profiles and home dirs, but still auth
>         against the PDC.
>         > wouldnt that help keep network traffic on the WAN down?
>         ----
>         shouldn't be difficult at all - with LDAP, each user's profile
>         can be 
>         any path as designated.
>         A samba member server can still use LDAP (via winbind or ldap)
>         for
>         authentication of users.
>         Craig
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