[Samba] How to test roaming profiles

Gary Dale garydale at rogers.com
Sat Jul 18 09:38:23 MDT 2009

Marc Delisle wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working on a server that was upgraded a few weeks ago (Linux 
> Mandriva was reinstalled with a more up-to-date Samba version which is 
> 3.3.2).
> Now, roaming profiles no longer work. I even wonder what would be the 
> proper to way to test them. Workstations are running Windows XP.
> I followed the procedure for Win2000/XP located here:
> http://us6.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/ProfileMgmt.html#id2660622 
> and the profile conversion for userx took place; however, looking on 
> the workstation, it says that userx's profile is roaming but its 
> status is local. Adding a file on the Desktop, and after logout, the 
> file is not synched to the server.
> Thanks,
Have you checked that the profile path is correct? It could be that the
profile path doesn't exist on your server so the local profile can't be
sync'ed. It may also be a permissions thing. Check your Samba logs.

Don't forget to restart Samba after making a change to smb.conf.

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