[Samba] XP clients cannot find profile after logout when re-login

Adam squeezer99 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 14 11:15:05 MDT 2010

check the perms of /var/lib/samba/profiles/username

set to atleast 700 and owned by that user?

Matt wrote:
> I'm facing a problem with logins on XP (only used by now) clients when 
> a user has logged out first.
> The user starts his PC, he is able to login to the domain and igets 
> his profile in a proper way. Now the user wants to logout, he get's 
> the login screen again, he tries to login again and the message 
> appears that "windows was not able to find the profile. Please contact 
> your sysadmin or check your network".
> It seems that all connections to the PDC are closed/removed after the 
> user logs out. When the user restarts his PC, he is able to login again.
> It's known that a Client needs to have some connection to the PDC to 
> actually check the login details and get the profile, this part seems 
> to be closed when the user logsoff.
> I'm lost in finding a solution for this as most "Can't find profile 
> errors" are based on usernames or whatever don't exist on Linux, but 
> this is all good and works.
> What I have changed in the config is that all Paths that you can 
> redirect to the userhome using a NTConfig.pol are set to the server 
> and after this, this problem started.
> I hope someone can help out.

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