[Samba] Problem with moving PDC to new server

Kevin Bedford kevin at sepit.com.au
Wed Jul 16 14:06:26 GMT 2008

I tried a similar trick with the added step of changing from a tdbsam 
backend to ldap and found the same windows profile issue.  Strangely if 
the user was a local or domain admin things were ok.  I found the only 
work around at the time was backup the users profile before deleting it 
and letting windows create a new one and transferring anything important 
back from the old profile.

In my case the retiring server was CentOS 4.5 and the new one CentOS 5.2



Aaron Johnson wrote:
> All,
> I am in the process of moving a PDC to a new server, the config, *.tdb 
> files, linux user account files (/etc/passwd,shadow,group) and /home 
> have all been moved successfully, shares and authentication is working 
> great.
> Issue:
> When I login and the system loads my roaming profile all my "recent 
> Programs" list are gone, I cannot add more programs to this list in the 
> start menu (no error just won't show) and it appears other windows 
> settings are not getting properly loaded either (i.e. I have a gray 
> start bar instead of my normal green/blue bar)
> Background on the move:
> Old Server:
> Ubuntu 6.06(i386) running Samba 3.0.22
> New Server:
> Centos 5.2(i386) running Samba 3.0.28
> Clients:
> All Windows XP Pro previously part of the Domain
> Any one have any advice for solving this issue?
> Aaron

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