[Samba] Bizarre Problem ( Samba 3/Win2k )

Hannu Tikka hannu.tikka at rpkk.fi
Thu Oct 30 12:34:35 GMT 2003

> Hello
> I´m running a samba 3.0 server on slackware box as my PDC. I´m using a
> bunch of win2k client in Brazilian Portuguese. Everething run fine
> excepted that when win2k client try to overwrite files on all the server
> shares they get a message like "Unable to Copy file, make sure that the
> name is spelled correctly" ( Sorry for the translation, i´m using a
> Brazilian version of windows ).
> What is very weird is that :
>     - If I do cut/paste then it doesn´t work ( I get that message ). If I
> delete the file and do the copy, everything fine.
>     - If I drag and drop IT WORKS, using the copy menu.
>     - If I drag and drop using the move menu, it accept but I´l get
> messages that "folders" "doesn´t exist, create it ?"
>     - WinXP work fine.
> The client have all the latest update from Uncle Bill.
> I´have tried to put samba in debug mode. What I´have seen is that there is
> no access try on the server. ( that is no attempt is made to access
> nothing on the server and then there is no security problem, neither
> charset problems ).
> Any idea ?
I have same situation on copying files to samba share with w2k client
(sp4). Cut & Paste don't work but Drag & Drop works. Server is  Samba 3.0
on SuSE 8.2 .

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