[Samba] restoring roaming profiles

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Wed Dec 23 17:17:46 UTC 2015

On 22/12/15 06:51 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
> On 22/12/15 12:25 AM, Gary Dale wrote:
>> I'm running Version 4.1.17-Debian as a DC on a Debian/Jessie AMD64 
>> system.
>> After rebuilding a domain with slightly different settings, roaming 
>> profiles stopped working. 
>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Implementing_roaming_profiles 
>> contains a suggestion (see Troubleshooting roaming profiles) that 
>> gets them working again - deleting the user subkey from 
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
>> Unfortunately this requires logging onto each client machine, 
>> removing the subkey, logging in as the user to recreate the subkey 
>> then logging out again. Next I have to log back in as a different 
>> (administrative)  so I can change the location of the user's local 
>> profile back to what it was (e.g. if it used to be 
>> C:\users\<username>\domainname, the new profile is created at 
>> C:\users\<username>\domainname.000) then deleting the new profile 
>> location.
>> Not only do I have to do this for every machine but I also have to do 
>> it for every account that has a profile on that machine. This is 
>> tedious and time consuming. Does anyone have a faster way to do this?
> Another problem: I've got one old XP64 box that the fix doesn't work 
> on. If I delete the subkey, I can't log on using that account.
Never mind. This issue is actually that you need to reboot after 
deleting the subkey. Simply logging off doesn't do it.

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