[Samba] Windows client still tries to connect to old AD after replacement

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jan 30 08:01:39 UTC 2019

On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 23:20:05 +0000
Piers Kittel via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've decided to completely replace an old AD with a fresh, brand new
> one 
> - the only thing linking the two is that I've transferred the user 
> profiles & home folders over to the new one and I'm testing this 
> configuration by disconnecting one of the Windows 10 computers from
> the old AD and then connecting it to the new AD.
> Old AD:
> Name - ad.domain.intranet
> IP -
> New AD:
> Name - domain-ad.domain.intranet
> IP -
> So when no-one was in the office, I synced the home & profile folders
> of both ADs, powered down the old AD and connected the test computer
> to the new AD.  It works fine, and I was able to log in as
> domain\Administrator fine.  I set up the user profiles and group
> policies by following the instructions here:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/User_Home_Folders
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Roaming_Windows_User_Profiles
> Once done, I restarted the computer and logged in as 
> domain\Administrator, and got a "Couldn't synchronise your profile"
> and "Couldn't connect to \\\Profiles\Administrator" and
> plenty of messages saying something like 
> "\\\Users\Administrator\Documents is corrupt, do you want
> to move this to the recycle bin?" - why is the client still trying to 
> connect to I've searched high and low and couldn't find 
> any setting that referred to, am hoping someone can tell
> me what I'm missing please?
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
> With kind regards - Piers

I do not use roaming profiles, but I seem to remember that they are are
liberally plastered with SID-RID's. It is the SID that identifies the
domain, so it is this that is probably causing your computers looking
for the old DC.


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