[Samba] Vista Roaming Profiles and GPMC.MSC

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Fri Mar 30 16:08:03 GMT 2007

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Tom Robinson schrieb:
> Hi All
> Our company got a Windows Vista installed laptop even though we ordered
> it with XP. Now I'm faced with the task of integrating the beast into
> our samba controlled domain. Something I was hoping to delay for some time.
> Our PDC is samba 2.2.8a with openldap 2.1.4
> We also have a Domain Member Server running samba 3.0.10.
> There is a document on the Microsoft site that I downloaded
> (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=311f4be8-9983-4ab0-9685-f1bfec1e7d62&DisplayLang=en)
> explaining how to do folder redirection so that at least some of the
> XP/Vista profile will roam. To do this you have to logon to Vista as a
> "Domain User" and run GPMC.MSC. The problem is that, even though I logon
> as a domain user (DOMAIN\user) the GPMC.MSC issues the warning:
>  "To manage Group Policy, you must log on to the computer with a domain
> user account."
> With samba 2.2.8a we have no "Domain Users" group. Could this be the
> problem? How would I add this group to the PDC?
> Is there a workaround for this?
> Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Tom
Hi Tom, i dont think you will get vista to join a samba 2.2.8a pdc
domain, at my tests upgrade to samba latest was needed to handle vista
in a minimum, the adm format ( policies ) changed in vista its now called
admx, after all a simply folder redirect reg patch should work in vista
include it as local admin,
i would recommend setup win xp, and wait for stabelizing vista, in mean
time upgrade your samba setup to latest.
But maybe someone else can give you more advice handle vista, my tests
where very basic, cause i will not implement vista anywhere in the next
year, and will not sombody advice to do so.

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Robert Schetterer

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