[Samba] Roaming Profile Folders Pulled Over Read-Only

Justin Churchey jchurchey at mountdesales.net
Fri Oct 20 15:53:00 GMT 2006


I'm using Samba 3.0.14a-3 on Debian 3.1 (Sarge). It's functioning as a 
domain controller for a lot of WinXP SP2 machines. As such, it serves up 
roaming profiles for most of our staff. I've noticed that all of the 
folders in the root of the profile are pulled over as read-only. The 
UNIX permissions for a user's profile on the server is 700, and I'm not 
sure why WinXP is interpreting this as read-only.

Everywhere I read, as long as a user as write permission on the server, 
it's not read-only. I've tried maping the system, archive, and hidden 
bits in the configuration and changing the permissions to 600, but no 
luck there.

The only real issue that this has been causing is problems with IE 
cookies. The read-only bit is keeping IE from using the Cookies folder 
properly, causing problems with logging in with some websites. It's 
mostly interfering with our company website and its functionality.

Any ideas?

Justin Churchey
Network Engineer
Mount de Sales Academy
851 Orange Street
Macon, GA  31201
(478) 751-3240 ext. 179
jchurchey -at- mountdesales -dot- net

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