Samba, WinVista and Roaming Profiles

Tim Judd tajudd at
Mon Dec 1 20:19:24 PST 2008

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 10:53 AM, Peter Ulrich Kruppa <ulrich at>wrote:

> Hello,
> I hope my question isn't too off-topic for this list, but usually some
> people come up with good ideas ...
> We have got a FreeBSD Samba Server (set up as PDC) and about 100 WinXP
> desktops and laptops. The WinXP machines can log into the network, connect
> to home directories and shares and download (roaming) profiles. Everything
> works fine with them.
> Now we have purchased 2 new WinVista desktops. Login and shares work all
> right, but they can't download the profiles. They will deliver an error
> message saying they lack appropriate permissions.
> Any idea what is happening there?
> Thanks for your help and greetings,
> Uli.
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May the power of Google help your next question's answer.  Long story short,
Vista's "profile" is incompatible with anything older.  It must use a "V2"
of the profile.

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