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I have got my PDC working. However when I log in with my user name that is an Administrator on my xp machine to samba, I get a message saying ...
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    XP accounts on Samba server


    I have got my PDC working. However when I log in with my user name that is an Administrator on my xp machine to samba, I get a message saying that it cannot find my profile. However I can join the domain but the account settings I have set up for my local machine are no longer there. It is like I have to start all over each time with that crappy Xp default interface and I am still not the administrator on the machine. I have set up my account on the samba server to match my username and password on my local xp machine that is an admin. How do I change my account on the samba server to allow my to be an administrator on my xp machine? Thanks for all our help.

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    Try setting up roaming profiles in samba so it will store your profile. As for the admin rights, you need to setup and admin group in your smb.conf and set your to that group and it should work then.

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    genlee or whomever would you mind answering some questions i have about the smb.conf file?

    [global]
    ; Basic server settings
    netbios name = POGO
    workgroup = NARNIA

    ; we should act as the domain and local master browser
    os level = 64
    preferred master = yes
    domain master = yes
    local master = yes

    ; security settings (must user security = user)
    security = user

    ; encrypted passwords are a requirement for a PDC
    encrypt passwords = yes

    ; support domain logons
    domain logons = yes

    ; where to store user profiles?
    logon path = \\%N\profiles\%u ***** Do i need to create this? I don't have a %n or do I???

    ; where is a user's home directory and where should it
    ; be mounted at?
    logon drive = H: ***** Do i need to create this? I don't have an h drive or do I???
    logon home = \\homeserver\%u ***** Do i need to create this? Should it be the name of my server?????

    ; specify a generic logon script for all users
    ; this is a relative **DOS** path to the [netlogon] share
    logon script = logon.cmd

    ; necessary share for domain controller
    [netlogon]
    path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon ***** Do i need to create this?
    read only = yes
    write list = ntadmin

    ; share for storing user profiles
    [profiles]
    path = /export/smb/ntprofile ***** Do i need to create this?
    read only = no
    create mask = 0600
    directory mask = 0700


    I have some questions about the lines as stated above. Are these created automatically? I wish the howtos were written a little clearer. Many times I am left to wonder if I need to create something or if it is automatically generated. Thanks for your help!!!

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    Those shares are not created. Basicly what samba can do is share your dirs with windows machines but it can't share something that isnt there.

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