[Samba] User profile changes logging into domain

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Thu Jul 24 15:54:41 GMT 2008

On 7/24/2008, Christopher Perry (cperry at hmdc.harvard.edu) wrote:
 > For example, a user like c:\documents and settings\rguyton changes to
 > c:\documents and settings\rguyton.HMDCDOMAIN
 > Is there a way to get this to use the existing profile?

I think there is a Microsoft tool for doing this, but I've never used it 
and heard it doesn't always work perfectly...

The most reliable way that I know of may be impractical if you have too 
many to do, but you can manually copy the profile to the Profiles share 
from each workstation using the Copy tool at:

System Properties > Advanced > User Profiles/Settings

1. You have to log on with a DIFFERENT account from the one you want to 
copy, AND one that has Domain Admin privileges,

2. Be sure to grant the desired user 'Permitted to use' rights before 
executing the copy, and

3. Be sure the profile path matches what you have set in smb.conf

Also - I have seen a problem where the 'Copy' button is greyed out when 
you try to do this, and a REBOOT has always fixed it for me.



Best regards,


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