[Samba] Vista won't copy roaming profile to server

Jean-Jacques Moulis jj at isy.liu.se
Tue Feb 10 08:08:03 GMT 2009

On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 03:31:58 -0800 (PST) Michal Patera <michal.patera at netlogic.cz> wrote:

MP> Hello,
MP> fresh installed Samba 3.024 o Debian system as PDC with roaming profiles.
MP> Vista only creates user.V2 in [profiles] but not copy profile after logoff.
MP> Directory is writable and  XP works good. Any ideas? Thanks.

This can be caused by a lot of things :-(

First to reassure you, Vista roaming profiles are working with a samba PDC.
Works for us on solaris samba 3.2.x   and at least 3.0.30,
 perhaps earlier versions to, don't remember and don't use notes :-).

We use the following registry key:


(perhaps unnecessary, profile acls should take care of that)

and the following smb.conf:

        domain logons = yes
        logon drive = h:
        logon home = \\PDC\%U
        logon path = \\PDC\Profiles\%U\%a
        logon script = LOGON.BAT

        comment = Roaming Profile Share
        path = /zpool1/Profiles
        profile acls = Yes
        map read only = Permissions
        read only = no
        browseable = no
        csc policy = disable
        hide files  = /?esktop.ini/$RECYCLE.BIN

That's for the server side!

On the client side bad drivers are causing problems!

We have to disable the "Nvidia Display Driver Service" as it impedes uploading of the profile.
Why a certified driver does this?

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