[Samba] Mandatory User Profile

Ulrich Schinz ulrich.schinz at ksfh.de
Wed Mar 9 00:51:58 MST 2011

>> my samba is setup with ldap-backend. my configuration with mandatory
>> profiles is working quite good. i created a Default User - Profile in my
>> netlogon-share (migrated from a windows-xp client). ntuser.dat has been
>> renamed to ntuser.man. my windows client is configured to delete cached
>> profiles on logoff. this is working perfect.
>> but the problem is, that my keyborad layout is american and not 
>> german at
>> first logon. next logons the keyboard-layout is germen. but i think the
>> reason for that is, that the server-side profile creates a ntuser.dat 
>> AND
>> the ntuser.man (ntuser.dat does not exist in Default User profile).
>> renaming the ntuser.man in Default User profile to ntuser.dat makes the
>> german keyboard-layout available at first logon.
>> but i wanna have the mandatory profiles not editable. users should 
>> not be
>> able to save things or change things in the profile.
>> do you have an idea, how to make my mandatory profile "readonly" AND 
>> have
>> a german keyboard-layout.
>> another thing id like to have: is it possible to remove the serverside
>> profile at logoff. if i logon there is the Default User profile 
>> copied to
>> my profiles-share. we have a lot of students and it would be a waste of
>> disc-space to create the same copy of the Default User  profile many
>> thousend times...
> To solve both problems, you need to do this:
> 1. Create a local user tmpusr.
> 2. Login, set everything as you like, incl. keyboard layout, logoff
> 3. Copy C:\Documents and Settings\tmpusr\* (except the Local Settings 
> folder) to \\klamm\profiles\manprof
> 4. Rename ntuser.dat to ntuser.man
> 5. logon path = \\%L\profiles\manprof
I tried this before. In any case: renaming my ntuser.dat to ntuser.man 
leads to an american keyboradlayout. The original Profile has everything 
perfectly configured. And a ntuser.dat in it has a german keyboard layout.
Some other hints?

kind regards

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