[Samba] incompatibility between roaming profiles and winxp clients that didn't create them

Eric J. Feldhusen efeldhusen.lists at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 13:19:53 GMT 2007

David Hostetler wrote:
> Basically, winxp seems to be creating roaming profiles that are 
> incompatible with another winxp client.

This doesn't help, but since either the November Microsoft "Patch 
Tuesday" we've seen the exact same thing across 19 different Samba PDC's 
running RHES4 with Samba 3.0.10.  In some of the forums I've been 
reading, I've seen the same problem mentioned, but by people running 
Windows 2k3 server, so I don't think it's a Samba/Windows 2k3 PDC/AD 
issue, I suspect it's a client-side problem introduced from some update.

I've been searching for a solution, but I haven't found one yet.  It's 
not a fix, but it has helped some of our machines to install the User 
Hive Profile Cleanup Service.  On some machines, it has fixed the 
problem, other machines, not.


I don't have hard numbers, but every "Patch Tuesday" since November, 
we've seen additional machines having the same problems, either 
wednesday, thursday or friday, after updating.

Eric Feldhusen

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