[Samba] WinXP client can't browse list for the domain it joined

Jason Zhang jason.zhang at canamet.com
Wed Apr 28 17:14:51 GMT 2004


I just configured a RH9 with Samba 3.0.2a as the PDC for XP clients
network. The XP clients can join the domain. When I trying to browse the
"Microsoft Windows Network" on the client XP machines, I can see all the
old Workgroups and the list of XP machines in those workgroups, and I
can see the new domain (ZEUS1) I just created with the PDC's name, which
is "hermes", under this new domain. However, I could not find those XP
machines which newly joined to the new domain. If I search those machine
names, XP can find those machines and browse the share folder of those
machines. But by just browse the network neighborhood, I could not list
the machines under the new domain. How do I make the changes so that the
client XP machines can browse the name list of the domain?

Below is my smb.conf.



   workgroup = ZEUS1
   netbios name = hermes
   server string = hermes
   hosts allow =, 192.168.1.,

   log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
   max log size = 50

   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
   passdb backend = smbpasswd

   username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

   local master = yes
   os level = 33
   domain master = yes
   preferred master = yes
   domain logons = yes
   logon script = logon.cmd
   logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U
   logon home = \\homeserver\%U\winprofile
   wins support = yes
   dns proxy = no
   add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s
/bin/false -M %u

   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   valid users = %S
   create mode = 0664
   directory mode = 0775

   comment = Network Logon Service
   path = /etc/samba/netlogon
   readonly = yes
   write list = ntadmin

    path = /etc/samba/profiles
    browseable = no
    guest ok = yes
    writeable = yes
    create mask = 0600
    directory mask = 0700

   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   printer = raw
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   printable = yes

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