[Samba] How to copy roaming profiles to new server ? ("Group policy client service failed. The logon access is denied")

Denis BUCHER dbucherml at hsolutions.ch
Tue Dec 9 04:22:41 MST 2014


Dear Marc, Dear Rowland, 

Le 08.12.2014 23:01, Marc Muehlfeld a écrit : 

> Am 08.12.2014 um 22:55 schrieb Rowland Penny:
>> Hi, It sounds very much like a SID problem to me. the user 'Fred' with the SID-RID 'S-1-5-21-4036476082-4153129556-3089177936-1005' is **NOT** the same user as 'Fred' with the SID-RID 'S-1-5-21-2025076216-3455336656-3842161122-1005' You need to change the domain SID on the new PDC to match the SID on the windows machines.
> Denis, is this a _new domain_ (with the same name)? Or just a _new
> server_ where you placed the profiles. If it's a _new domain_, then
> Rowland is surely right and it is an SID problem. But you talked about a
> _new server_. Please be more clear about your environment.
> Regards,
> Marc

Yes, you're right, I must clarify a little more on this point: 

You were right, what we *WANT* to do is simply to replace the old PDC
under Samba 3 by the new PDC under Samba 4. (Simply a new server). But
what we *DID*, is in fact to configure a _new domain_ with the same

Therefore, I agree that it the problem is SID related, and if I
understand you correctly, this is the wrong way to do it! We should
instead configure a new server with same domain, right? 

Thank you very much for your appreciated help, 

Best regards, 


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