[Samba] Windows 2000 Terminal Server and Samba

Christian Barth barth at cck.uni-kl.de
Wed Apr 10 00:05:02 GMT 2002

> The past two months we have been searching for a solution for this topic. We run Citrix Metaframe 1.8 on W2k TS and had lots of performance problems. I sent some questions about this to the list, but got no answers. 
> What we finally found that was causing the problem is that we had our Internet Explorer cache on a network drive (NT 4.0 SP6 server). Putting this on a local drive gave an enormous performance boost.
> We still are having problems with the performance to a Samba
> server. Indeed: there is only one daemon per W2k server. 
That's by design of w2k and can not be changed in opposite to nt.

> We
> modified several registry settings and turn off oplocks on both
> the Samba machine and the W2k servers, but it does not make any
> difference. On the Samba server (HP A400, Hp-UX 11i, Samba 2.0.7)
> we see a lot of disconnects and reconnects. Why this is: no answer
> from the list! 

Have you considered to update your samba to the latest samba 2.2.3a 
or 2.2.pre4 using CVS?


> A way to force Samba to start more than one daemon is using a lot
> of Netbios aliases for the same server. If you give every user an
> alias for the service to connect, than every user gets its daemon.
> We have not yet implemented this, so I don't know if there are any
> side-effects. I also don't know if there is a maximum number of
> aliases. 
> I think that there are not that many sites where they use W2k TS in combination with Samba. That this combination gives problems is very clear to me. I think this is a pitty; we almost were thinking of geting rid of Samba and implement a Windows 2000 File server ...
> Kind regards,
> Jan Mostert
> s are still not GeoDelft

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