Inconsistant problem with Alpha5 and group policy
wdevie at hrcsb.org
Wed Jul 9 20:00:53 GMT 2008
Alpha 5 cleanly installed and working excellently. AD join, new user
creation, profile creation, xattr, everything working great. Fanstatic work!
But I'm having an intermittent problem with assigning a group policy to an OU.
In the OU, "flamestrike", I have a single user ('carl'), that can log in, log
out, and use the desktop (XP Pro SP2) fine. I wanted to test the GPO stuff
and we use roaming profiles here, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Standard
setup, no GPO advanced editor or anything. Right click on the OU ->
Properties -> GP -> New. Worked as expected. Renamed it, worked as
expected. Hit "Edit" and got some random error. I looked around; the last
time I'd checked in the git pull, there was a problem with smbd not answering
for the domain (just the machine) which won't work with the machine tries to
access the GPO via \\domain.
Checked all the permissions; everything
in /usr/local/samba/var/locks/sysvol/Policies had good permissions and I
could get to it. So I shut down XP, killed & restarted smbd, and booted XP
And then it worked!
So I went into the editor and into folder redirection, set it...and it
failed. "Network path not found." Hit "OK" a few more times out of spite,
they all failed again. Rebooted, restarted smbd...and it worked again. At
that point, I could set anything in the "User" GPO tree. Moved to
the "System" tree to look around and it spazzed again. "Network path not
found". Closed everything, restarted, tried again, and now the GPO refuses
Luckily I captured the entire thing in Wireshark! Of course, it's huge. If
I'm going to send the error report (this has been a consistant problem for me
for at least a few months, so I may be doing something wrong) what level of
debug dump do you want from smbd, and where should I send the tshark & debug
logs to? (I can make available via http)
Thanks! Excellent work, as always.
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