[Samba] Windows 7 often creates new user profiles

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Sat May 12 14:12:00 MDT 2012

On 05/12/2012 09:57 PM, Jorell wrote:
> On 5/12/2012 8:54 AM, John Drescher wrote:
>> On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Christian Meier<ch2009 at arcor.de>  
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> we're using Samba 3.5.6 (Debian).
>>> Windows 7 clients often create new roaming profiles for existing 
>>> users for no identifiable reason. Windows XP isn't affected. the end.
>>> Is this a known problem?
>> I have never ever had that happen in the 2+ years I had windows 7
>> machines on my samba based domain.
>> John
> When Windows 7 creates the new profile is it creating %USERNAME%.V2?
Yes. That's what we observe. xp creates %USERNAME% and win7 creates the 
same but with .V2 at the end. They are _extremely_ permission sensitive 
folders. win7 seems unable to load the profile from the server if the 
hive at NTUSER.DAT has been changed, e.g. even simply moved from one 
place to another. One workaround we use is to put the profile in the 
home folder of the user. Then it always seem to work.

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