[Samba] Lost my Samba PDC, trying to rebuild

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Mon Feb 14 07:59:54 MST 2011

2011/2/14 Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>:
> My PDC is based on the Amahi server in PDC mode, running on Fedora 12.
> I got it working previously through a bit of trial and error, and then bug
> fixes to Amahi.  Friday I lost my drive and did not have backups of my
> smb.conf, or my profile directories for my roaming profiles, or most of my
> data.  I had a rsync kind or written, but had not croned it yet....
> So the rebuild is well underway.

> The problem comes with users.   The users were user.HOME in 'Documents and
> Settings'.  But so far on the one computer I have tried with the one user I
> have on that computer, it is creating a new profile for user.HDA.  What
> controls the profile directory on the computer (btw, the OS is XP)?  What do
> I need to do for it to use the profile of user.HOME?

You must create your domain with same SID as it had before.
Also you have to re-create users with same SID as they had before.

You can see the SIDs with profiles command like:

# profiles -v NTUSER.DAT
  Owner SID: S-1-5-32-544
  Group SID: (NULL SID)
  DACL: 8 entries:
    Trustee SID: S-1-5-21-2535719703-1779805756-2758924810-1017
    Trustee SID: S-1-5-18

Also you can set the domain's SID and users' SID explicitly with net
setlocalsid and
pdbedit respectively.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at monyo.com>

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