[Samba] Odd random roaming profile issues

Donny Brooks dbrooks at mdah.state.ms.us
Mon Jul 26 15:25:52 MDT 2010

I will look in the logs of the next one, have one coming in to be redone 
tomorrow. But it is odd that I can remove their profile from the pc 
totally and make it pull the server side and it still fails.

On 7/26/2010 4:24 PM, tms3 at tms3.com wrote:
> 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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