[Samba] Profile problem

Anders Östling anders.ostling at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 17:39:31 UTC 2021

Yes, I think that this too was a problem which I detected when scrutinising everything.
However, I decided to start over and take another path and use GPO’s for home drive, profiles and folder redirection.

smb.conf share definitions corrected (Rowlands input)
New directories created on Debian without any extra unix permission setting
GPO’s created
User account for test deleted and recreated
Test computer rebooted to get the GPO's

Logon works as expected
Profile folder created and populated on logout
App shares mounted as expected using sysvol netlogon script
GPO’s shown on DC with samba-tool gpo listall

Not working (yet):
User’s home directory not created and therefore not mapped to U.
My previous tests showed that the folder was created *when* I filled in the Profile tab manually in ADUC. Now I rely on the GPO’s, so one step is probably missing.

All in all, I am confident that this will work before end of today :)

Thanks all for inspiration and support!


Anders Östling

Dämmegatan 11
SE-25442 Helsingborg
Phone: +46 768 716 165
Skype: anders.ostling at outlook.com

On 6 Feb 2021, 17:12 +0100, Roy Eastwood <spindles7 at gmail.com>, wrote:
> > On 06/02/2021 15:00, Anders Östling wrote:
> > >
> > > Rowland, I did that since the wiki says so. Maybe I have misunderstood
> > > something :/ ?
> >
> >
> > No, the wikipage describes two ways to set up the profile share, one
> > setting the permissions from Windows, the other setting them on the Unix
> > domain member, you should not mix the two.
> >
> > Rowland
> >
> Looks to me from the OP's screenshot, that Domain Users on the profile share has got the wrong permissions - it has just Read & Execute, but it should have Special Permissions, which includes Create Folder.
> Roy

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