[Samba] Make share appear as drive under My Computer automatically

harv at ifox.com harv at ifox.com
Fri Oct 10 00:23:53 GMT 2003

I am using the latest version of Samba on Debian/GNU Linux.  I am running Samba on an old Gateway machine that has very little hard drive space or RAM.  (I'm merely trying to configure and get familiar with Samba before putting it on our mail server.)

I have successfully gotten Samba to work as a domain controller using roaming profiles.  I would like to make a drive in My Computer appear as "T:" automatically whenever a user logs into the domain.  I have read the documentation on the command, and apparently, one needs to run a logon script that runs a "net" command to connect a network drive letter.  I use the following in a logon script:

net user T: \\WING\test

I can see the logon script run, but it always fails.  The drive sometimes appears in My Computer, but it has a red X on the icon, signifying that it is not available.

I wonder if anyone has had success with this.  I am a novice with Samba, and I would appreciate any help. If I have been unclear in anything, please let me know, and I will restate and clarify exactly what I mean.

Following is my smb.conf file.


   ;basic server settings
   workgroup = SAMBA
   netbios name = WING
   server string = Samba PDC running %v

   ;PDC and master browser settings
   os level = 64
   preferred master = yes
   local master = yes
   domain master = yes

   ;security and logging settings
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   log level = 2
   max log size = 50
   hosts allow =

   ;user profiles and home directory
   logon home = \\%L\%U\
   logon drive = T:
   logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
   logon script = netlogon.bat

# ==== shares ====

  comment = Home Directories
  browseable = no
  writeable = yes

  path = /home/samba/profiles
  writeable = yes
  browseable = no
  create mask = 0600
  directory mask = 0700

  comment = Network Logon Service
  path = /home/netlogon
  read only = yes
  browseable = no
  write list = tom

Thank you in advance for any help that anyone may be able to offer.

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