[Samba] information about XP <-> samba ?

Greg S. Miller gmiller at eccbm.com
Fri Oct 18 16:24:01 GMT 2002

Have you tried releasing the system from the domain (change it to a
workgroup) and then rejoining it to the domain?  I had that with one of
my systems and after that all was well.  Also make sure that you're ip
settings are correct.  The network assistance does some weird stuff to
your system.  That's why I don't use it.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Dr. Bernd Zimmermann [mailto:bernd at schaumburger-tracht.de] 
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 4:22 AM
To: Greg S. Miller
Subject: Re: [Samba] information about XP <-> samba ?


my problem is, that it was also working, but now its over.
The person who works with the XP computer changed something,
he cant remember - perhaps by accident.
An from now on the XP computer does not recognise the Samba anymore.
The samba also does not show up in the network neighborhood.
All registry hacks are set, no firewall, all ports,ip,protocols are
but no chance of seeing a samba server.

So do you have any hints whats going on with XP when it refuses to workd

with Samba ?

I had a similar effect once playing with XP and Samba at home.
At first everything was OK, but then I klicked in the network assistent 
on the
button "Home network installation" an from that point, no way of getting
touch with samba. I found no way getting back. That was the point I
to kill XP.



Greg S. Miller wrote:

>I've been using Samba 2.2.5 on RedHat 7.2 with 7 XP clients for almost
>year with no problems.  It actually was pretty smooth after I figured
>out how to get samba running (this was my first install).  The reg
>are necessary but if you set them before you get into it all it creates
>a whole lot less headaches.  Also remember to create machine trust
>accounts on the server.  Google has a wealth of information on the
>As far as everything working, everything works fine between the two
>(Print server hasn't been tested).  Roaming profiles, personal folders,
>everything you should expect from a file server.  I would say setup up
>dummy client with xp and test it out before you do a full upgrade.
>will allow you to stream line the rest of the installs.  Good luck.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]
>On Behalf Of Dr. Bernd Zimmermann
>Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 7:12 AM
>To: pilsl at goldfisch.at
>Cc: samba at samba.org
>Subject: Re: [Samba] information about XP <-> samba ?
>my experience so far: dont do it - dont use XP - use Win2K
>WinNT Win2K all is woorking fine, but XP ist might work and it might
>We habe a single XP computer in out environment and ist makes a lot of
>At first after applying all registry pathces to XP it worked,
>but suddenly after a non reproducable accident XP is ignoring
>the Samba Server.
>My personal experience with XP was the same.
>After installation it worked, but after an hour "playing"
>with XP and also an nonreproducable accident XP was ignoring
>We still cant figure out what the problem is.
>So if u use XP and Samba and if it works over a long time
>(i.e. 4 weeks ore more) please write a FAQ ;-)
>MY recommendation: dont use XP - Use Win2K
>pilsl at goldfisch.at wrote:
>>I'm thinking about upgrading our NT4-clients to XP in the near future
>>and I want to know how well XP is supported by SAMBA in the recent
>> I found many single statements in usenet, but I wonder if there is a
>>kind of XP-FAQ out there. (The one at samba-page is very outdated)
>>Especially I need to know how well XP integrates in a existing
>>NT4-domain (samba as PDC).
>> Then I need to know if there are any problems with fileservers (I
>>remember rumours about reghacks one has to apply on XP to make things
>> And finally - if a machine is not part of the domain (guest-laptop):
>>if a local XP-user with user/pass similar than on samba-server is
>>sufficient for auth on the sambaserver ?

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