[Samba] Roaming profiles

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Fri Aug 22 15:02:55 GMT 2008

First, read the man smb.conf
there you will see DEFAULT profile acls = no 

second if you setup your rights correctly, like
for example how i have it.
/home/samba/profiles ( 777) 
and remember to set /home/samba at least 755 ( the last 5 is needed !! ) 

autocreated bij user at logoff /home/samba/profiles/USERNAME (700)  
if a profile exist in test enviroment, logon, set everything in windows.
delete the profile from the server and logoff the profile is new 
created again with correct rights. 

when used force user = %U 
its always the user.
but dont forget !! 
        create mask = 0600
        directory mask = 0700

when profiles are setup this way its just how xp sp1 and higher
checks its rights. with this setup you dont have to change
any thing in xp policies for the profiles.

this is how i have my profles in smb.conf
        path = /home/samba/profiles
        comment = Profile enviroment.
        read only = no
        create mask = 0600
        directory mask = 0700
        browseable = Yes
        guest ok = Yes
        csc policy = disable
        force user = %U
        valid users = %U @"Domain Admins"

Sorry if i didnt reply your message, i didnt see that.


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: Charles Marcus [mailto:CMarcus at media-brokers.com] 
>Verzonden: vrijdag 22 augustus 2008 16:53
>Aan: L.P.H. van Belle
>CC: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Roaming profiles
>On 8/22/2008, L.P.H. van Belle (belle at bazuin.nl) wrote:
>> yes, turn off Pofile acls,
>This is the second time you have said this, but never answered my
>request for WHY would you suggest this, when the samba devs say it is
>Please, either provide an answer/rationale for why you are telling
>someone to try something non-standard, or stop pulling things 
>out of the
>Best regards,

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