[Samba] Vista - Profile - Local

lmhelp lmbox at wanadoo.fr
Wed Nov 12 12:20:39 GMT 2008

Thank you for your answer Alex.

> It's not possible so far as I know.

I can tell you it is possible with XP.
I can log on my computer: 
as "<my_computer_hostname>\lmhelp"
as well as "<a_samba_domain_name>\lmelp"
using exactly the same profile located at 
"C:\Documents and Settings\lmhelp".
It is very convenient.
But to do so, one has to edit the registry.

> As soon as you unjoin/rejoin a new domain, XP will 
> create a username.NEWDOMAIN profile on your laptop.

Apparently it is what Vista is doing...
A c:\Users\lmhelp.<a_samba_domain_name> is being created.

> The closest I can suggest is to have the laptop in 
> a workgroup, and just map drives as required?

I am not sure I understand that.


I have found a little thing:
  I have added:
  - a DWORD value 
  - in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System"
  - with name "LocalProfile"
  - and value 1 (to say "Only allow local user profiles").
  I actually it works: I find again my previous profile.

But now, I want my "ProfileImagePath" key to be set to the unique
local profile I want to use: "c:\Users\lmhelp"

  Simply changing the value:
  "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows NT 
  -> CurrentVersion -> ProfileList -> ProfileImagaPath"
  from "c:\Users\lmhelp.<a_samba_domain_name>"
  to "c:\Users\lmhelp"
  doesn't work.
  I cannot log in as "<a_samba_domain_name>\lmhelp" again after 
  that change.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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