[Samba] Freebsd 3.5->4 New Server Profile Paths Lost

David Menzel david at jbautotech.com
Wed Apr 17 12:46:48 MDT 2013

I am migrating a Freebsd 8.2 Samba 3.5.11 system to Freebsd 9.1 Samba 
4.0.4. I copied over all of the users home directories, local accounts, 
and the tdb files. I ran the classic upgrade tool, got the server up and 
running, and users could login however they were on fresh local profiles 
rather than roaming profiles.

In the log file for the station, I found the following message

[2013/04/13 15:42:48.565068,  3] 
   No home directory defined for user 'DOMAINNAME\johndoe'

 From there, I pulled up the user data in pdbedit and found that several 
fields were not populated from the old server to the new. I tried 
manually filling in the fields, and verified the config still pointed to 
the profile path in the same place, however the user account still could 
not connect to the roaming profile directory.

 From the original server :

#pdbedit -L -v johndoe
Full Name:            John Doe
Home Directory:       \\server1\johndoe
HomeDir Drive:        h:
Logon Script:
Profile Path:         \\server1\johndoe\profile
Domain:               DOMAINNAME

And the new Server :

# pdbedit -L -v johndoe
Full Name:            John Doe
Home Directory:
HomeDir Drive:        (null)
Logon Script:
Profile Path:

I can only perform testing in the off hours, as the new server already 
has several other services running on it. The new server will take over 
the ip address and network name of the old server on its 2nd nic when it 
is placed into production.

Any ideas?


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