[Samba] netlogon sometimes works

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Mon Jan 20 17:20:01 GMT 2003

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 jason.walton at nomadsoft.com wrote:

> Could anybody please help? I have tried all sorts and nothing will fix the
> problem permamently.
> I have a samba PDC which on occasion happily logs a user on and processes
> the NETLOGON share. However, it doesn't always run this service.
> I have placed preexec commands in both the profiles and netlogon shares,
> only the profiles preexec is executed.
> Reboots don't make any difference, only determed logout / logins will
> eventually get the netlogon share executed.
> I have included the full smb.conf file, samba is now running 2.2.7a, each
> upgrade results in the same problem.
> We have two domains, one controlled by an old NT PDC (this is to be
> retired) and one by a new samba PDC (to be the main PDC for all machines,
> once they are migrated). I have noticed that trying to join the samba
> domain over a VPN is impossible, whereas joining the NT domain, works
> first time. I don't know if this last bit is relevant to the problem or
> not.

Are you using WINS? If you believe you are:
	IS Samba your WINS server (ie: 'wins support = yes')
	ARE your MS Windows clients WINS settings the IP Address of your
	samba server.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org
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