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Gina DLL AND PROFILES ?

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I've created a new Gina DLL that  must handle user profiles, user scripts
and Roaming default user profile.

All works fine excepts first connection of a new user on Domain server.
NT says it cannot load the profile. (the true msgina works fine and
 gets the remote default user profile but not mine).

Did someone experienced the same problem ?
What fields are to be filled in the WLX_PROFILE_V2_0 structure ?
Is there a workaround to this problem ?
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Question by:gulliver
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I have had this problem recently, and had it work (including network default user profile) by filling WLX_PROFILE_V2_0 fields the following way :
(I assume your logon server name is 'ServerName')

dwType : WLX_PROFILE_TYPE_V2_0
pszProfile : usri3_profile field of structure USER_INFO_3 (get it using NetUserGetInfo API)
pszPolicy : \\ServerName\netlogon\ntconfig.pol
pszNetworkDefaultUserProfile : \\ServerName\netlogon\Default User
pszServerName : \\ServerName
pszEnvironment : LOGONSERVER=\\ServerName

'netlogon\ntconfig.pol' and 'netlogon\Default User' paths seem to be hard coded.

I have found these informations by calling Microsoft MSGINA function WlxLoggedOutSas from my GINA, so I could see how MSGINA fills WLX_PROFILE_V2_0 fields.

Hope this helps.


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by:gulliver
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We've tried to fill the WLX_PROFILE_V2_0 structure with all the necessary fields but the Winlogon continues to load the local Default User and not the Remote one ?

Is there another thing to do ?
Can you describe briefly the overall login process that you use in your GINA ?

Thanks a lot
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Windows NT makes a time check on the remote and local default user profile to load the most recent one.

To test if your GINA works fine with remote default profiles, try to follow the procedure indicated on Microsoft Knowledge base item Q163215 ("How to Create a Base Profile for All Users") :
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q163/2/15.asp
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by:stsanz
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Sorry, the correct Knowledge base item is not Q163215, but Q168475 (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q168/4/75.asp)

If it still doesn't work with your GINA, try calling Microsoft MSGINA WlxLoggedOutSAS and compare WLX_PROFILE_V2_0 field values returned by MSGINA with your own.

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