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Under Windows NT/200x, the use of mandatory profiles forces the use of MS Exchange storage of mail data and keeps it out of the desktop profile. That keeps desktop profiles from becoming unusable.

Windows XP Service Pack 1

There is a security check new to Windows XP (or maybe only Windows XP service pack 1). It can be disabled via a group policy in the Active Directory. The policy is called:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles\
          Do not check for user ownership of Roaming Profile Folders

This should be set to Enabled.

Does the new version of Samba have an Active Directory analogue? If so, then you may be able to set the policy through this.

If you cannot set group policies in Samba, then you may be able to set the policy locally on each machine. If you want to try this, then do the following:

  1. On the XP workstation, log in with an administrative account.

  2. Click on Start -> Run.

  3. Type mmc .

  4. Click on OK.

  5. A Microsoft Management Console should appear.

  6. Click on File -> Add/Remove Snap-in -> Add.

  7. Double-click on Group Policy.

  8. Click on Finish -> Close.

  9. Click on OK.

  10. In the “Console Root” window expand Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> User Profiles.

  11. Double-click on Do not check for user ownership of Roaming Profile Folders.

  12. Select Enabled.

  13. Click on OK.

  14. Close the whole console. You do not need to save the settings (this refers to the console settings rather than the policies you have changed).

  15. Reboot.

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