[Samba] Re: serious problem with W2K TS and 2.2.7 PDC

Drew.Zeller at statcan.ca Drew.Zeller at statcan.ca
Fri Jan 10 13:51:01 GMT 2003

Robert, Tomoki,

With regards to the multipleusersonconnection Registry key value listed for
WTS, this indeed does not work under the Windows 2000 version of terminal
server.  What I did to work around all the users getting the same SMB
process was create different aliases to the samba file server for each user.
In my case, in my terminal server host file, I added an user id alias for
the samba server for each user connecting from the terminal server.  When an
user connected their samba share drives using their user id alias instead of
the server name, they receive a separate smb process.

An alternative way of doing this, that was suggested to me from the list, is
you could use the netbios aliases parameter available in the smb.conf file.
I did some tests with this and it seemed to work the same way as my local
aliases, however I do not know if there is a maximum value for this.

For example, say I have a user with the user id smitjoh and he goes to make
a connection to my samba server, called samba1, from my terminal server.
Instead of going \\samba1\myshare when he connects the share, I would have
created an alias to samba1 called smitjoh and the user would connect the
share as \\smitjoh\myshare.  The same would then be done for the user to any
other share from the samba server.

Hope this helps.


Message: 1
From: Robert Stuart <Robert.Stuart at qsa.qld.edu.au>
Organization: Queensland Studies Authority
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 15:29:34 +1000
Subject: [Samba] Re: serious problem with W2K TS and 2.2.7 PDC

Tomoki AONO wrote:
> In <3DF3D032.3F349CD0 at qsa.qld.edu.au>,
> Robert.Stuart at qsa.qld.edu.au wrote:
> >> RedHat 7.3 PDC server with samba 2.2.7 rpm rebuilt with max connections
> >> patch and ldapsam and a few other minor changes, openldap 2.0.23-4.
> >>
> >> Windows 2000 Terminal Server with SP3, with various pre SP4 updates
> >> too.  Various Win2K Pro, Win95 OSR2 clients.
> >> Is it likely that the %U expansion fixes broke this - some assumption
> >> with one pid/connection == one user?
> Yes. Would docs/Registry/WindowsTerminalServer.reg (in
> source file. I don't know where it place in the package)
> solve your problem?

Unfortunately not.  This reg file only applies to Windows NT 4.0
Terminal Server Edition.  It has no effect on Win2K.  I think its really
silly that it doesn't, specially as TS/Citrix tuning info specifically
suggests that this get turned on for NT4.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Robert Stuart
Systems Administrator

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