[Samba] Odd random roaming profile issues

tms3 at tms3.com tms3 at tms3.com
Mon Jul 26 15:24:12 MDT 2010

When windows login fails, often windows gives a path error.  My 
suspicion is that some rougue data with incompatible perms has gotten 
into the local users profile.  I've seen it happen, but I'll be damned 
if I can remember the cause.

> --- Original message ---
> Subject: [Samba] Odd random roaming profile issues
> From: Donny Brooks <dbrooks at mdah.state.ms.us>
> To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Date: Monday, 26/07/2010  2:05 PM
> 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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