logon problem

Jay Ts jay at jayts.cx
Wed Sep 18 14:38:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 09:13:02AM -0500, Shane Tapper wrote:
> Im desperate.  I have set the appropriate path for a logon script and
> assured the .cmd file is located there.  It however does not run at all.
> The file itself can be executed successfully on a W2k machine.  It does not
> appear samba is even attempting to run it.  Any suggestions?
> Troubleshooting tips?

First, the .cmd extension will only work for Windows NT/2000/XP clients.
If you have Windows 95/98/Me clients, use a .bat extension, which works
for all of them.

Next, set up your smb.conf file with the following parameters:

	# logon.bat is the name of the logon script:
	logon script = logon.bat

	# User your own directory for path
	path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
	writable = no
	browsable = no

Finally, you need to make sure that the logon script is located
in the directory you are using for [netlogon].  In this case, it
would be /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon/logon.bat.

Make sure that the [netlogon] directory exists, that both the
directory and logon script are readable, etc.

When the Windows 2000 system logs onto the domain, you should
see a message on the screen saying that it is executing the
logon script.  You may see a Command Prompt window appear, and
maybe turn into an button on the taskbar.  These will disappear
when the script finishes.

Jay Ts
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