[Samba] Samba PDC and XP Pro Problem. (Not signorseal - fixed that one some time ago)

Richard Horton richard.horton at kecrypt.com
Thu Oct 24 08:43:01 GMT 2002


This is a simple query and may well have been answered in the mailing
list archives but my searching can't find an answer to my specific

My PDC is Samba 2.2.3 on Redhat 7.3, clients are a mix of Win 2k and XP
Pro laptops.

The Win 2k laptops work fine (all service packs applied) and allow any
domain user to log on to any of the 2k laptops. However the XP laptops
if I try logging on as a user other than the normal user for that laptop
then no dice - I get a can not find domain controller error. All the XP
laptops have had the signorseal fix applied, and I'm not using roaming
profiles so that's not the issue (or might be on hindsight... does XP
allow a domain user to log on without a server side profile?)

The PDC configuration is shown below:-
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2002/10/09 08:27:32

# Global parameters
	workgroup = ENGINEERING
	interfaces = eth0
	bind interfaces only = Yes
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *password* %n\n *password* %n\n *successful*
	username level = 5
	unix password sync = No
	log level = 2
	syslog = 2
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.smbd
	printcap name = lpstat
	domain admin group = @smbadm
	add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -c
'%u machine account' -s /bin/false -M %u
	logon script = scripts\startup.cmd
	logon drive = h:
	logon home = \\%N\%u\xphome
	domain logons = Yes
	os level = 65
	preferred master = True
	domain master = True
	wins support = Yes
	admin users = @smbadm
	printer admin = @smbadm

	read only = No
	create mask = 0700
	directory mask = 0700
	browseable = No
	locking = No

	path = /home/common
	force group = smbusers
	read only = No
	create mask = 0760
	directory mask = 0770

	path = /home/install
	force group = smbusers
	read only = No
	create mask = 0760
	directory mask = 0770

	path = /usr/local/samba/netlogon
	force group = smbusers
	browseable = No

	comment = HP Laserjet 4050TN
	path = /tmp
	printable = Yes

Richard Horton
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