[Samba] roaming user profiles do not transfer all settings

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Tue Jun 10 14:56:24 GMT 2008

it NTUSER.DAT is newer on those computers, or is set to be a local 
profile under the user settings, it will load it from the computer 
versus what is on the server.  delete the profiles on the computer 
(after backing them up to c:\temp) and then try again

Leandro Tracchia wrote:
> i've also copied the profile through my computer properties. still i 
> don't get the same profiles when logging in from different computers.
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 2:18 PM, Adam Williams 
> <awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us <mailto:awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us>> wrote:
>     sounds like you didn't copy the user's NTUSER.DAT.  how did you
>     copy the profile?  drag and drop from c:\documents and
>     settings\username to \\server\profiles\username or did you go to
>     my computer properties, advanced, users, and change their profile
>     to roaming and copy their profile with the copy button there to
>     \\servers\profiles\username?
>     Leandro Tracchia wrote:
>         this may sound like a basic question but i'm not entirely sure how
>         roaming profiles work so i'm not sure if i have it working
>         properly. i
>         created a local user account on a client machine and then
>         joined that
>         machine to the domain. i then logged in as domain
>         administrator and
>         copied the user profile from the local machine to the server. if i
>         login with this user account (now the domain account) from another
>         machine, i can see the files that are supposed to be there but
>         everything else like the wallpaper, shortcuts, and windows
>         styles are
>         not correct.... is roaming profiles supposed to work like
>         this??? or
>         are you supposed to have the EXACT user settings no matter what
>         machine you log onto???

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