[Samba] Roaming profile problem BDC

Florian Zierer ziererf at in.tum.de
Fri Jan 19 14:42:20 GMT 2007

Hi all,

I have a problem with my PDC - BDC LDAP setup with roaming profiles. 
Both are in the same network.

Both servers get the user homes and profiles from a NAS so they are 
always up to date.

I configured to get the profiles and the homes from the logon server like

logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
logon home = \\%L\%U

The home directories work as expected. %L is translated to the logon 
server, but there are problems with the profiles.

The Win XP machines remember the old profile path in a registry key

CentralProfile \\path\to\profile

The problem is if the responsible domain controller fails, the XP client 
does not find its profile again.

Sometimes it works after a reboot of the machine but only logging out 
and logging in again does not do its job.

I tried it also with a dfs share but in the registry the path to the 
server is saved and not the dfs path :-(

Do you have a solution to make this scenario work? How can I force the 
XP client to forget the profiles path and to get the actual correct 
pathfrom the domain controller?

Thanks in advance

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