[Samba] Re: XP "logon failure" but still logs on -- no roaming
rcoates at bigpond.net.au
Sun Mar 16 00:30:44 GMT 2003
I remember another post where applying the "critical updates" was
actually the cause of the problem!? can't remember all the details..but
something about auto-application making incorrect assumptions.....
hope this is of some help, regards
ps: I like your ideas in logon.bat. Do you have any suggestions/ideas on
the best way to implement password-age, password-history in Xp/samba
On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 04:13, Brian White wrote:
> > so if you reboot you get a successful logon? xp -pre sp1 ?
> Usually, yes. I did get one case where it did not but the computer had been
> on for a while before I tried to log on.
> SP1 was installed. I just did another update of all critical updatecritical updatess but
> it made no difference. After I reboot, I could logon, logoff, logon, logoff,
> but the third time I tried to logon, I got the error.
> On a hunch, I tried removing everything from the logon.bat script. It
> didn't help, though. After a reboot, I could logon/off three times and
> then I started getting the error. Continuing logon/logoff sequences shows
> no discernable pattern, though it only fails about 1/2 to 1/3 of the tries.
> After restoring the content of the logon.bat file, the logon process fails
> much more often but not every time. I began to wonder if it had something
> to do with network activity/idle periods since when I was typing results
> in to this message, it seemed that the next logon attempt would work.
> Taking a more patient approach to this, I've discovered that the problem is
> at least somewhat related to how long I stay logged in. With the full
> login.bat content (because it makes the problem more obvious) I've discovered
> - Logout immediately after logon (waiting for logon.bat to complete first)
> causes a logon failure every time.
> - Waiting 20 seconds after a logon failure before logout will ensure that
> the next logon attempt is successful. Waiting only 10 seconds is not
> enough. The next logon attempt(after one that was successful) will fail
> even if I again wait over 30 _minutes_ before logout.
> - Waiting at the "press CTRL-ALT-DELETE to logon" prompt, even up to 60
> seconds, does not help; it fails every time.
> Attached is the "logon.bat" file renamed to "logon.txt" so it doesn't get
> stripped by any virus scanners. In addition to mapping a number of network
> drives, it also tries to map H: to /home/userid (if it exists) or to the
> users home computer on the network if they're logging in to a different
> machine (sort of like a unix automounter would do for home directories on
> different machines).
> ( bcwhite at precidia.com )
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> :-net accounts /forcelogoff:no /minpwlen:4 /minpwage:0 /maxpwage:unlimited /uniquepw:5
> :- Mount the home directory
> net use h: /d
> subst h: /d
> if exist C:\Home\%USERNAME%\nul.x goto localhome
> call "%USERPROFILE%\Network\homedir.bat"
> goto donehome
> subst h: C:\Home\%USERNAME%
> mkdir "%USERPROFILE%\Network"
> echo net use h: \\%COMPUTERNAME%\home\%USERNAME% /persistent:no /yes >"%USERPROFILE%\Network\homedir.bat"
> goto donehome
> :- Mount network drives
> net use o: \\share\office2000p /persistent:no /yes
> net use p: \\share\precidia /persistent:no /yes
> net use s: \\share\win32 /persistent:no /yes
> net use t: \\ftp\ftp /persistent:no /yes
> net use x: \\share\tmp /persistent:no /yes
> :- Set some environment variables
> mkdir C:\tmp\%USERNAME%
> s:\bin\setx TEMP C:\tmp\%USERNAME%
> s:\bin\setx TMP C:\tmp\%USERNAME%
> :- s:\bin\setx HOMEDRIVE H:
> :- Update the computers clock
> net time \\share /set /yes
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