[Samba] Odd random roaming profile issues

Donny Brooks dbrooks at mdah.state.ms.us
Mon Jul 26 15:05:05 MDT 2010

We are currently using samba and openLDAP to enable our users to have 
roaming profiles on our domain network. We have one primary domain 
controller and 7 "home servers" at the various locations that serve the 
profiles and such. The problem is that randomly various users are unable 
to load their profile and windows just gives them a temporary profile. 
This mostly happens on vista machines but is not limited to that as it 
has happened on XP also. What is odd is the user can login as themselves 
on another machine just fine and other users can "usually" log in on the 
first users pc just fine. We have tried the standard checking log files, 
remove/reinstall pc into domain/ldap, remove/reinstall user into 
domain/ldap, etc but nothing seems to work. What we usually end up doing 
is reinstalling the users OS and programs. I know there has to be a 
better way to do this. Is there anything I may be missing here? Any 
pointers are more than welcome.

Donny B.

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