[Samba] roaming profile not uploaded correctly when logging out for the first time

Jason Baker jbaker at glastender.com
Wed Mar 14 12:17:46 GMT 2007

I experienced this same issue and it turned out to be a permissions 
problem in the windows client. I had copied some files from the users 
old machine profile to their new domain profile and then logged out. It 
complained that it could not write to the roaming profile. I went back 
into the account, in your case it would be C:\Documents and 
Settingsd\user\SendTo\31/2Floppy(A).lnk and right click the file and go 
to Sharing and Security. You need to make sure the domain user has read 
write access to that file. After I changed the permissions, logout was 

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On 3/14/2007 7:33 AM, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> I have a strange issue with roaming profiles.
> It only happens for users which has no roaming profile on a Samba 
> server yet.
> When a user logs out for the first time, some files can't be copied from:
> C:\Documents and Settings\username\SendTo\
> to a profiles directory on the server.
> (Files like 31/2Floppy(A).lnk, some *.tmp files etc.).
> Only very rarely, a first-time logout process happens without any 
> problems.
> Second and any later logouts are without problems.
> I found another reference on the list:
> lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2002-December/057885.html
> "When user logoff it appear
> Windows cannot copy file C:\Documents and 
> Settingsd\user\SendTo\31/2Floppy(A).lnk to location 
> \\\domain\profiles\user\SendTo\3 1/2 Floppy(A).lnk. Contact 
> your network administrator
> Are there someone found like me?"
> Is it a Windows problem, or Samba problem?
> I'm using Samba 3.0.24.

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