Funnies with Win2K professional RC2 install
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Mon Nov 8 11:43:51 GMT 1999
I admit it, I am thick :-) However, my excuse is that Win2K has at least
one place left were a reboot is needed after you change things :-)
>well, this is most confusing.
>I installed Win2K Professional RC2 on a machine, put it into a Workgroup and
>then tried to browse the network. It showed me the workgroup, Sambanet, but
>would only show me the Win2000 machine in that network.
>I could search for other machines, and it would find my Samba server, but
>would not allow me to browse the machine. I have an ethereal trace of the
>Win2K machine connecting and then disconnecting as soon as it got the
>This went on for about a day as I intermittently looked at it.
>I then changed my Samba server to using encrypted passwords, and was able to
>browse the network, although I saw some delays that I have not yet check out.
>I then switched back to non-encrypted passwords, and now, magically, I can
>browse the whole network and can browse servers etc. I have rebooted to
>there is any memory kept unless you reboot.
>Now, I would put this down to a one-off glitch, but since I am writing a
>chapter about Win2k and Samba for a book on Samba, this has potential for
>of nastyness. If people encounter the same problems I did, then they are
>likely to believe the book.
>So, what I am interested in knowing is: Has anyone else seen anything like
>this with Win2K Rc2? Does anyone know of any registry settings that might
>affect the browsing behaviour etc.
Problem solved. You have to reboot after changing that registry setting
before it takes effect ...
Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, Master Linux Administrator :-),
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author: First Australian 5-day, intensive, hands-on Linux SysAdmin course
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