[Samba] Upgrade Samba 3.0.28 to 3.6.0 problems

Louis Kabo louis at kaboserv.com
Thu Oct 6 21:36:57 MDT 2011


having a problem upgrading a samba installation version 3.0.28 on a
FreeBSD 7.x server. I use samba as a PDC with roaming profiles and user

I have to upgrade it to allow Windows 7 Pro workstations to join the

I was able to build the binaries sucessfully and install them, everything
ran OK, but....

I noticed that my smbpasswd file had I guess been relocated and I had to
readd the PC's and users to the smbpasswd file (smbpasswd -a username,
smbpassword -ma machinename), etc. 

I noticed that I had to have the PC's un-join and re-join the domain in
order for them to work. 

I noticed that none of the local profiles loaded, instead creating a new
roaming profile username.V2 in the profiles directory. (windows XP
workstation continued to complain about using a local profile as the
server copy was unavailable) 

In addition to this on the Windows 7 workstation I could not access the
user share that I was logged into. 

So I undid my changes and went back to Samba 3.0.28 until I can figure
these problems out.I have to figure out how not to have to re-add all of
my users and PC's into smbpasswd, why roaming profiles wont work and what
the access denined problem was about. 

My smb.conf file did seem to translate OK because all of my shares were
available. What am I missing, did the smbpasswd directory change? is the
old smbpasswd file from 3.0.28 not compatible with 3.6.0? what can I do? I
dont want everyone to have to recreate their roaming profiles... there are
about 50 users........... permissions problem? build/source/binary
location problem? any suggestions welcome.

help please, 


Louis Kabo
louis at kaboserv.com

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