[Samba] Samba and XP hassles

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Wed Apr 23 13:21:07 GMT 2003

On Wed, 2003-04-23 at 08:37, Chris Nash wrote:
> OK.
> So here's my case:
> I've been trying to get Samba configured to run as a domain controller for about a month now. The job is to add a domain controller to a workgroup of Windows XP Pro machines. It has been a long uphill struggle with lots of hope but little progress. Just when I was about to give up on Samba, someone suggested that I try in with a few other versions of Windows. 95, 98, NT4 and 2000 run sweetly and readily accept Samba as a domain controller. Shares, users, everything runs beautifully. They can browse and write shares to which they have permissions on a workgroup. Unfortunately that's not the job at hand. The initial smb.conf file has been setup using SWAT. I must say well done to the developers. User friendly is always difficult to configure.
works find for me - follow the howto and you should be okay.

if you still have trouble look at the samba log files
they are there to help you figure out what is happening...
the windows dialog boxes are nearly useless as diagnostic tools.

Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>

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