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

Piers Kittel piers at centrefordeaf.org.uk
Thu Oct 3 19:52:29 UTC 2019

> Can we start by seeing your smb.conf from the Samba machine that holds
> the profiles share.
> Rowland
Rowland, thanks for your prompt reply as usual!

Yeah sure, have pasted it below.  Just an update - I've double checked 
the other donated computer - it works perfectly fine, roaming profiles 
gets written to the server and no error message. So in fact, it's just 
one of the donated computers that has this problem - roaming profiles 
don't get written to the server.  Odd.

Thanks again for continued help!


# Global parameters
         netbios name = AD
         realm = xxx.INTRANET
         workgroup = xxx
         dns forwarder =
         server role = active directory domain controller
         rpc_server:spoolss = external
         rpc_daemon:spoolssd = fork
         printing = CUPS
         spoolss: architecture = Windows x64

         path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol/cfd.intranet/scripts
         read only = No

         path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol
         read only = No

         path = /home/samba/Profiles
         read only = no
         veto files = /*sync*/

         path = /home/samba/users
         read only = no

         path = /var/spool/samba
         printable = yes

         path = /srv/samba/printer_drivers/
         read only = no

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