[Samba] Samba 2.2.3a + Windows XP - Office 2K & Messenger Crashes

Blanchard, Michael MBlanchard at grandaire.com
Thu Feb 21 06:53:16 GMT 2002

I don't think this is related to samba, but as my workplace is also infected with microsoft, I was gonna offer some help.  Do the users you are logging in as have administrative rights?  If not, have you tried to use office as an admistrator?  If not, you need to.  When you first open office 2000, it asks you if you want to register the copy with microsoft.  !!ONLY!! An administrator on that computer can answer that question because it writes the answer into a protected section of the registry, whether you answer yes or no.  If you don't do that, and try to use office as a non-administrator, when it checks the registry to see if that was answered, it sees that value doesn't exist, so it will either just close, or keep asking the person to answer if they want to register it with microsoft.  So all you have to do is login as an administrator and answer either yes or no, and then it should work fine.  (if that's the problem)  This is the TOP call microsoft recieves on their office support number.  :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Alessandro Oliveira [mailto:alessandro.o at nunoferreira.com.br] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 9:11 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Samba 2.2.3a + Windows XP - Office 2K & Messenger Crashes


I have a samba server running for about 2 years and now I updated the server to RH 7.2 + All Updates and samba-2.2.3a. We have about 40 win98 boxes running without any problems.

Now I'm trying to configure WinXP pro boxes, I've already managed to connect them to the domain, but I'm having very weird problems using Office 2K and Windows Messenger. When I logon using an administrator account everything works as expected, but when I try to logon using any ordinary user accounts and start windows messenger it crashes silently, and when I start the any Office application, it is closed just after the application starts.

look at my smb.conf below:
# smb.conf
# Global parameters
   netbios name = INTRA02
   workgroup = NUNO
   server string = Linux - Samba Server
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes
   printing = lprng
   log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
   max log size = 0
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
   unix password sync = Yes
   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
   passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n
   add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -c 'Machine Account' -s /bin/false -M %u
   username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
;   include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   interfaces =
   hosts allow = 10.1.1.
   local master = yes
   os level = 64
   domain master = yes
   preferred master = yes
   domain logons = yes
   domain admin group = administradores
   logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U
   logon drive = L:
   logon home = \\%L\%U
   logon script = startup.bat
   wins support = yes
   dns proxy = no

   comment = Home Directory
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   valid users = %S
   create mode = 0664
   directory mode = 0775

    path = /samba/profiles
    comment = User Profiles
    browseable = yes
    guest ok = yes
    create mask = 0600
    directory mask = 0700
    writable = yes

   comment = Network Logon Service
   path = /samba/netlogon
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   write list = @administradores
   force group = administradores
   share modes = no

   comment = Temporary file space
   path = /tmp
   read only = no
   public = yes

; comment = All Printers
; path = /var/spool/samba
; printable = Yes
; browseable = No

   comment = Public Stuff
   path = /samba/public
   force group = users
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   write list = @administradores
   guest ok = Yes
   create mask = 0660
   force group = users
   directory mask = 0775

comment = Arquivos do Aéreo
path = /samba/aereo
force group = aereo
read only = No
create mask = 0775

comment = Arquivos do Operacional - 1
path = /samba/operacional/oper1
force group = oper1
read only = No
create mask = 0775

comment = Arquivos do Operacional - 2
path = /samba/operacional/oper2
force group = oper2
read only = No
create mask = 0775

comment = Arquivos do Operacional - 3
path = /samba/operacional/oper3
force group = oper3
read only = No
create mask = 0775

comment = Arquivos do Operacional - 4
path = /samba/operacional/oper4
force group = oper4
read only = No
create mask = 0775

comment = Arquivos do Marítimo
path = /samba/maritimo
force group = maritimo
read only = No
create mask = 0777

comment = Arquivos do Financeiro
path = /samba/financeiro
force group = financeiro
read only = No
create mask = 0770

   comment = CD-Rom
   path = /mnt/cdrom
   public = yes
   writable = no
   printable = no
   create mask = 0660
   directory mask = 0770


I would be very thankful if sombody could give me any clues about what's happening.

Thanks in advance !


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