[Samba] weird Windows profile creation

Robert M. Martel - CSU r.martel at csuohio.edu
Wed Jul 30 13:59:44 GMT 2008

> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Christopher Perry
> <cperry at hmdc.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> It seems weird. On 75% of my machines, it creates accounts as:
>> c:\documents and settings\username
>> on 25% of the machines, it creates them as:
>> c:\docments and settings\username.DOMAINNAME
>> These are fresh machines, so it's unclear to me where this behavior stems
>> from. We're not using roaming profiles.
>> Does anyone have any idea as to why this happens?

When I had a Samba PDC in use with roaming profiles we had the clients 
set to delete the roaming profiles at logoff.  Naturally MS Windows 
didn't always delete the locally cached copy of the roaming profile in 
spite of being told to do so.  On subsequent logins the roaming profile 
would be copied to c:\documents and settings\username.DOMAINNAME - which 
would break some applications (Thunderbird, Firefox) that expected their 
settings to be under c:\documents and settings\username.

Wasn't a Samba issue in our case b/c it was the client machine's failure 
to delete the local coy of the roaming profile that was the source of 
the issue.


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