[Samba] Logging-in takes 1 hour when changing computers

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 14:06:01 UTC 2018

I ran into a similar issue years ago with Samba 3.0.x in a classic 
domain with roaming profiles enabled.     You could try disabling an 
profile shares in smb.conf.   You should also unset any profile setting 
for the affected users (this had been with pdbedit but maybe different 
with an AD domain.)      I also believe there are group policy settings 
you can set to disable roaming profile support on the windows clients.

Roaming profiles seemed great in theory.  In practice Outlook, IE , and 
other browsers create large cache files that have to sync.   it also 
seemed to be that when someone logged in or out, the computer tried to 
sync ALL user profiles.

On 07/18/18 09:43, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:26:08 +0100
> Piers Kittel via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I've got a simple active directory server set-up with 5 computers and
>> about 5 users which works reasonably well, but recently, when an user
>> changes to a different computer, it takes about a hour for the user
>> to log in.  However, future log-ins on the same computer is pretty
>> much instant, but the exact same problems occurs when the user
>> changes computers - even to one they've used previously!
>> I get the feeling the whole profile is being downloaded from the
>> server as the client computer's hard drive is thrashing for the whole
>> hour, but it shouldn't be taking about a hour, but a couple minutes
>> at most?
>> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
>> With kind regards - Piers
> Go on, spoil us by actually giving us some information, such as what
> distro is the DC running on ?, what is in smb.conf, what are your
> clients running etc etc.
> Rowland

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