After some googling I came to this page:
I have 4 Ms Windows 2000 SP4 machines joining an NT Domain created by Samba 3.0.20b
I set up roaming profiles and everything works perfectly, BUT when I install Symantec Antivirus CE 10.0, doesn't matter if client or server mode, on these clients, strange behavior occurs:
a)existing common profiles aren't loaded on session logon
b)new profiles aren't created on the server on user logoff (even if the profile Dir is created immediately after user logon)
c)after logoff it takes several minutes to turn back to logon screen
d)in the local profile Dir on Windows machine every time a user logon a new small file (8 KB) is created and 8 KB is the size of NtUser.POL file I put in netlogon share on the SMB server.
If I remove the Symantec product from the client machine everything turns OK again.
I do appreciate any suggestion. Greetings
Can you test this against a Windows server? If there
is no problem against Windows, then it is definitely
our bug. Bug past experience makes me suspicious of
the virus software itself and not the file server.
Some additional informations:
1) Symantec AV CE 10.0 works perfectly in a Ms Windows Server 200x environment
2) Only Symantec AV CE 10.0 cause this issue; installing version 9.0 caused no conflict with Samba:
a) correct roaming profiles operation was restored
b) temporary files "Prfxx.tmp" on local Windows Profile cache (which I could verify to be effectively the policies file NTConfig.POL) weren't generated anymore and Domain policies restarted to work
c) logoff procedure only takes a couple of seconds
Samba 3.0 has been EOLed ages ago.