[Samba] Help needed with Windows7 roaming files.

Dennis M dmsa5073 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 21:00:12 MST 2011

Hi all,

We've been trying to setup/upgrade a samba PDC (version 3.56) with OpenLDAP
as backend and roaming profiles for Windows7 (32bit) Clients. windows7 has
no problem
with login after applying the reg patches,  however, it seems to always load
a temporary profile as opposed to roaming one for users,  no local profile
is created.
this has caused Outlook 2010 to function improperly (complains about outlook
data cannot be accessed and fail to send any email),  if i force profile
to local only in registry then outlook works perfectly,  local profile is
not an option for us though as a lot of our users change sites/pcs quite

I've enclosed some related info below;  the same config works perfectly with
windowsXP clients.

Ldap entries (samba related)

objectClass: sambaSamAccount
sambaSID: S-1-5-21-1209579028-1696229136-1764916649-15754
sambaHomePath: \\server1\user1
sambaProfilePath: \\server1\user1\.profile
sambaLogonScript: logon.bat
sambaAcctFlags: [UX         ]
sambaPrimaryGroupSID: S-1-5-21-1209579028-1696229136-1764916649-513


logon drive = H:
logon home = \\%s\%U

  path = /home
  browseable = no
  read only = no
  profile acls = yes
  csc policy = disable
  hide files=/Desktop.ini/Thumbs.db/lost+found
  store dos attributes = Yes
  create mask = 0600
  directory mask = 0700

 copy = profiles

Any ideas?   thanks heaps.


 has anybody managed to get Windows 7 (final) to use roaming profiles?
> 7 is joined to my Samba 3.4.1 domain and always logs me in with a
> profile. Windows XP works without problems.

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