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

Ricky Nance ricky.nance at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 17:50:34 MDT 2013

These attributes should be defined in Active Directory Users and Computers,
take a look at
https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_management_from_windows for how
to get it running, then you can select all your users and define them using
the %USERNAME% variable, for home directory \\server\%USERNAME% and for
profiles \\server\%USERNAME%\profile


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:46 PM, David Menzel <david at jbautotech.com> wrote:

> 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] ../source3/smbd/password.c:**
> 138(register_homes_share)
>   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:
> Domain:
> 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?
> Thanks
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