[Samba] Roaming profiles don't work properly on newly joined Windows clients

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Oct 3 19:20:08 UTC 2019

On 03/10/2019 19:27, Piers Kittel via samba wrote:
> Hi all,
> We're a small charity and we've got a working and stable Debian 9 AD 
> system using one Samba server (version 4.9.5-Debian) and 4 x Windows 
> 10 Pro clients.  The server has two shared folders - "Profiles" for 
> roaming profiles and "users" for user's home directories. We've just 
> got delivery of two donated computers, and we got 2 new staff 
> members.  I wiped the new computers, reinstalled Windows 10 Pro to 
> build 1903, and connected them both to the AD server, they both 
> connected to the domain fine.  I set up the account for the new staff 
> member fine, and when I logged on to her new account, I immediately 
> got the message that was something like "We couldn't set up the 
> profile, so we've started a temporary profile which will be deleted on 
> log-off".  While logged on as the new user, I'm able to create folders 
> in both shares - \\\Profiles and \\\users 
> fine.  I'm able to log on into my own existing profile, everything 
> loaded fine, but when I logged off, I got something like "Unable to 
> synchronize your profile to the server".
> I checked the computers we already are using and they work fine with 
> the new and existing users and they have already upgraded themselves 
> to build 1903 - it's only the new, recently joined computers that are 
> unable to write profiles of existing and new users to the server.  
> Everything else works fine - I'm able to manage the server using the 
> RSAT, logon & logoff fine, everything - just can't write profile to 
> the server.
> I've followed the instructions on the Samba wiki with a fine toothcomb 
> and can't find what I've missed - I'm sure it's something simple - I'm 
> really hoping someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong?
> Advice greatly appreciated in advance!
> With kind regards - Piers
Can we start by seeing your smb.conf from the Samba machine that holds 
the profiles share.


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