Information Systems

Roaming Profiles

To update a MS Windows/Samba network system when the roaming profiles won't sync. This happens when you switch to new servers? The symptoms are that you can't write to the MS profiles, i.e. changes don't get saved for the user. MS Office also nags you for user information all the time.

To update:

1. Rename the local profile to something different.\\
2. Delete the profile on the server.\\
3. Login and force Windows to create a new profile.\\
4. Logout.\\
5. Copy the old profile onto the new profile on the server.\\

References: Samba, Windows Domain