[K12OSN] smbldap-installer issue with roaming profiles...help find the bug

Tom Astle tom at pcc.com
Fri Feb 4 16:20:31 UTC 2005

Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> > I think you guys may have hit on something....I am not able to create
> > roaming profiles in /opt/samba/profiles    Should happen 
> > automatically. I'm going to try and debug this, but could use your 
> > help....if anyone finds out why this isn't working....please let me 
> > know.  The profile should be automatically created once the Windows 
> > user logs off for the first time.  This isn't happening.....
> Glad to hear its not just me :-)
> Here is the message I get on login:
> You do not have permission to access your central profile located at
> \\COTTER-PDC\profiles. Contact your network administrator.
> I checked the /opt/samba/profiles and the permissions are 1777.  I see in
> smb.conf that the [profiles] share is not browsable by default.  But if in
> Network Neighborhood I enter "\\COTTER-PDC\profiles" I have full permissions
> to add delete files at will.  So it doesn't make sense to me why upon login I
> don't have permissions.  Is there something in the sequence of logging in that
> my user isn't authenticated early enough to have access to the share on login?
> The other funny thing is, it seems that no matter what I change in relation to
> paths to the profiles folder it still always attempts to login to
> \\COTTER-PDC\profiles.  Is there another configuration from LDAP or something
> that is over-riding the smb.conf?
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I got the same thing initially.  But, right now I am not. Here's what I did:

I wiped the FC3 installation and reinstalled from scratch.  This time I did
*not* run up2date or yum. I ran the smbldap installer script and now
I have no problems with profile creation at all. I wonder if a bug
has been introduced with the uplevel samba package?

This is my samba ver:  samba-3.0.8-0.pre1.3
my openldap version is 2.2.13-2

Are any of your's different?


Thomas Astle
PCC Support Specialist

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