[Samba] Logon Script Sometimes Does Not Execute

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Apr 19 15:32:26 GMT 2003


Recently we have seen a few reports of this as a problem. It has been my
experience that intermittent failure to exec a logon script is related to
a name ersolution problem.

Are you using a WINS server? ie: Is samba your WINS server with in
smb.conf [globals]:
	wins support = yes

_OR_ an MS Windows NT4/2000 Server that has the WINS server installed and

Also, do all your MS Windows machine TCP/IP settings having the IP
addresss of the WINS server correctly set?

- John T.

On Sat, 19 Apr 2003, David van Geyn wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been searching through the list archives on marc.theaimsgroup.com, and
> haven't found many suggestions relating to this problem. What's happening,
> is that maybe 5 out of 100 network logons the logon script does not
> execute, and none of my drives are mapped. This happens on both NT 4.0
> Workstations as well as Windows 2000. It's been happening as long as I can
> remember (since several years ago when I started using Samba) and I've
> never found a way to solve this problem. I can't find any links between the
> times this happens and anything else. It just seems to happen at random.
> Does anyone else have this problem, or have any suggestions for trying to
> solve it?
> I'm using Samba 2.2.8 on a FreeBSD 4.5 server, but, as I said it's been
> happening for a long time using all kinds of versions of Samba. The server
> itself has very little load on it; usually the load averages hover around
> 0.04 or less.
> In the global section of my smb.conf, I have
> logon script = %U.bat
> And the [netlogon] share is like so:
> [netlogon]
>   comment = Network Logon Service
>   path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
>   admin users = dataiv
>   read only = No
> Thanks for any help or suggestions,
> David van Geyn

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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