[Samba] PDC: Suddenly profiles are no longer retrievable

Martin Thomas mthomas at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Thu Apr 4 06:44:03 GMT 2002

1) Try to delete the locally cached profiles
on the clients. Do a backup first, since
sometimes user-data is not stored in the roaming
profil (have seen it in MS Outlook).

2)There also might be a problem with the pdc-sid.
(Is the login-script running?)
Try to rejoin one of the clients to the domain and
check if profiles are downloaded during login
If this works, locate the file MACHINE.SID
and compare it with one from your older backups. If they are
not identical, overwrite the MACHINE.SID with
the old one. Restart Samba an try logging in again.

3)You can try "nt acl support = no" for the profile
share in the smb.conf.

4)update to samba 2.2.3a

I don't think the error messages are related to your
problem, since I find them in the log-files here too,
but profile download works.


Dipl.-Ing. Martin THOMAS        
University of Kaiserslautern, Institute of Environmental Engineering,
Kaiserslautern (ZIP 67663), Germany

>From: "Stephan M. Ott" <smo at okdesign.de>
>Reply-To: smo at okdesign.de
>To: samba at samba.org
>Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 08:50:37 +0200
>Subject: [Samba] PDC: Suddenly profiles are no longer retrievable
>I'm running Samba 2.2.2 as a PDC for a small network of Windows2000-PCs.
>Some days ago users reported that they couldn't logon to the domain 
>successfully. When trying by myself, I found that the logon itself works, but 
>that clients cannot receive their profiles from the server. Windows tells "no 
>permission". So I checked the access-rights of the profiles - all are correct.
>When checking the logfiles I found the same errormessage for each 
>[2002/03/29 09:37:14, 0] rpc_server/srv_netlog.c:api_net_sam_logon(208)
> api_net_sam_logon: Failed to marshall NET_R_SAM_LOGON.
>[2002/03/29 09:37:14. 0] rpc_server/srv_pipe.c: api_rpcTNP(1204)
> api_rpcTNP: api_netlog_rpc: NET_SAMLOGON failed.
>I have no idea what goes wrong here.
>Can you please tell me what exactly this error-message means and what I 
>should do to get the PDC working correctly again ?

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