[Samba] Re: Vista roaming profiles

Adam Tauno Williams adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 18:34:57 GMT 2007

> Finally tracked this down... The profile path for each user, configured in
> my LDAP directory, used %L instead of the server's netbios name hard-coded.
> E.g., \\%L\profiles\andy instead of \\alpha\profiles\andy. Whilst the %L
> seems to be subsituted correctly for 2k/xp logons, it was not for my vista
> logon. So, hard-coding the netbios name fixed this problem for me.
> I have no idea why vista exhibits this odd behaviour.

Because NetBIOS is not used in Vista (?).  I think there was a
warning/notice about this.  Just use substitution with the servers DNS

Adam Tauno Williams, Network & Systems Administrator
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