samba-TNG-2.5 and W2K browsing problems

Alex S. Burba burba at
Fri Jul 7 14:45:28 GMT 2000


I have a following problem:
We have samba-TNG-2.5 (with-pam,with-syslog,with-quotas,with-profile), which is a PDC, in the network of workstations with W2K and a little of WIN95/98. I'am trying to set up samba to work as PDC, correctly, and now I have succeded in these things:
-workstations are domain members,
-via domain group/user map I can correctly set up rights of the domain users.
-users of domain can finely log on to domain

Now about my problems:
-when I log to domain from W2K I can see only samba server in the Network Neighborehood, but nothing more. Even if the other workstations are working and logged on to domain. Sometimes 2 or 3 workstations apper in the browse list, but then
suddenly disappear. If I use old samba-2.0.6 browsing is fine. What can I do?

-when I log on to domain from WIN95/98 as a common user I can see a root home
directory connected as a service [homes], but not my user directory! If I log on to domain from W2K I see my home directory connected as a service [homes]. What can I do?

-Can I disable CREATING PROFILES ON SERVER? It is not very good for us to have profiles on server, it will be much better if W2K will store profiles on its disk.

Sorry for my poor english.

Here is my samba config:


netbios name = NS 
netbios string = NS server
workgroup = GROUP
domain group map = /usr/local/samba/lib/
domain user map = /usr/local/samba/lib/
log level = 1

security = user 
domain logons = yes 
encrypt passwords = yes 

os level = 65 
domain master = yes 
preferred master = yes 
local master = yes 

wins support = yes 
time server = yes 

logon script = %U.bat 
logon drive = U: 
logon home = \\%L\%U
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U

guest account = smbguest

   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   create mask = 0640
   directory mode = 0750
   comment = Network Logon Service
   path = /home/samba/netlogon
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   share modes = no
   path = /usr/local/samba/profiles
   browseable = no
   guest ok = yes
   writable = yes
   comment = Windows Stuff
   path = /home/samba/winapps
   public = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   create mask = 0644
   directory mode = 0755

Alex S. Burba

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