[Samba] Vista - Profile - Local

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Wed Nov 12 12:43:16 GMT 2008

On 11/12/2008, lmhelp (lmbox at wanadoo.fr) wrote:
> I can tell you it is possible with XP.

No, it isn't... what you describe below is NOT logging onto two
different DOMAINS, it is using a domain profile, but NOT a ROAMING profile.

> 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.

All you have to do is have XP (or Vista) set up to allow the use of
cached domain credentials... this will allow someone to log onto, for
example, a laptop that is joined to a domain, when it is not physically
connected to the domain, using the domain profile, whether it is a
roaming or local profile. See:


I know of no way to use the same profile for different DOMAINS, but
would be most happy to learn of a way to do so (that isn't some kind of
ugly hack)...


Best regards,


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