I'd be very gratefull if somebody had a solution to my problem. I am a
complete Samba/Linux Newbie.
I configured Samba following the inofficial HowTo from the Samba Web-Site. I
set up Samba as a PDC, have my User and Machine accounts. I can login to the
domain and my profile gets written to the Server. I did made the WinXP
specific settings in smb.conf, registry and local/group policy editor.
First I should mention that I couldn't use the path for the profile-folder
as recommended in the How-To, on logon the client would always say: can't
access the profile. When I changed the profile-share to use the
home-directory this problem disappeared. Now I can login and my profile is
read/written to my Unix-home directory, so I get a folder-hierarchy like
/home/john/My Documents, /home/john/Templates ....
Now my present problem: when I log into that account from another machine
the account information left behind by that first client is not used.
Instead the second computer uses this same account and folder to write/read
a second profile. At first I thought there might be a simple explanation:
One of my clients is a US-English XP-pro, the second one is a German
version. That would explain, why the two clients write independent folders
to the server (English: My Documents, Templates, Favourites.... German:
Eigene Dateien, Vorlagen, Favoriten...). So I took some time to change all
the profile-folder names in the German version to their English equivalent
with Tweak-UI and in fact at first sight it looked as if the two clients
would be using the same folders on the server now, where the names were the
same. Yet at second sight this was not the case - user settings (e.g.
Favourites) would not roam from one client to the others, My Documents was
not synchronized between the two clients.... Only when I manually set e.g.
the My Documents folder to use the net-folder (My Documents =
\\Servername\Myhome\My Documents) on both clients they would see the same
folders - but that is not what roaming profiles is intended to be?
I guess the underlying problem is that in reality, regardless of
language/localization, the two clients use two seperate profiles.
Thank's in advance for any help