[Samba] Samba Domain and Vista Profiles

Andrea Venturoli ml at netfence.it
Mon Oct 1 21:27:32 GMT 2007

Server Gremlin ha scritto:

> I think I have one bit of advice that might at least help clear up some 
> confusion.
> "...adding a symlink to //PDC/user/profile..."
> I wouldn't do that.  =)  From what I understand, Vista profiles are a 
> new animal.  They are going to be different profiles from XP.  So users 
> will have a separate XP profile (stored in "profile") and a brand new 
> and completely separate Vista profile (which is stored in 
> "profile.V2").  I suppose you could try using symlinks or folder 
> redirection or whatever as appropriate to try and make parts of each 
> identical, but it seems to me that the basic concept is that there will 
> be 2 separate profiles, one for each OS.

I'm not at all interested in sharing profiles between Vista and XP.
I just tried the symlink trick after reading someone's suggestion, 
hoping I could get a Vista profile for this user, which doesn't have an 
XP profile either.

> Also, I added a brand new Vista Business laptop to a Samba 3.0.22 domain 
> on Linux with no problems; things "just worked".  So at least you know 
> it's possible.

Yours is not the first positive experience I read about. I'm just 
wondering what might be different in my setup.

> Try looking at "profile acls = yes" in the share 
> definition.  That might have something to do with it, though I bet 
> you're already using that for XP clients.

No, I wasn't using this. I had the chance to try it out today, but 
nothing changes. XP/2000 boxes still happily transfer their profiles; 
Vista does not.

  bye & Thanks

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