[Samba] SOLVED! Samba PDC [3.5.3], Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Temporary local profile for a specific user

Tom Reijnders reijnders at tor.nl
Mon May 24 09:09:49 MDT 2010

I managed to solve this one...

I restarted my internet search, but now NOT assuming it was a Samba 
problem, but a Windows 7 specific problem:

The solution is provided here:


And indeed, my account was a member of the Domain Guests!


Op 24-5-2010 15:25, Tom Reijnders schreef:
> L.S.,
> I searched the internet and though there were lots of problems with 
> profile, I haven't found a solution to my specific problem.
>  - Samba server running on OpenSuse 11.1 with a ldap backend acting as 
> PDC.
>  - I have a new Windows 7 pro 64 bit client that has been added 
> succesfully to the domain (with the required registry patches)
> I do not want to use roaming profiles, so logon path is empty in 
> smb.conf.
> I can login to the win7 machine using an ordinary Domain User account, 
> and a Domain Admin account and a local profile is created, like expected.
> However if I want to login using MY account, which is a Domain admin 
> account, I get a local temporary profile!! I don NOT get an error on 
> the Windows 7 machine. (Not on screen, not in the event log).
> I went as far as reinstalling the Win7 machine, making sure that no 
> reference to the user name of my account is made, so there is NO local 
> user with my login name.
> Still this happens.
> I still am convinced that it has to do something with the settings of 
> my ACCOUNT on the server, but I can't find out how or where.
> I made sure that the sambaHomePath, sambaHomeDir and sambaProfilePath 
> in my LDAP account is empty. I compared my LDAP settings with the 
> DomainAdmin account that is working, but to no avail.
> Does anyone have any idea how to debug this?
> Thanks!
> Regards,
> Tom


Tom Reijnders
TOR Informatica
Chopinlaan 27
5242HM Rosmalen
Tel: 073 5226191
Fax: 073 5226196

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