[Samba] XP Pro, Samba 3 profile problems

Dario darioj at croelectronic.com
Tue Feb 10 04:31:40 GMT 2004

I have really weird problem with XP Pro and Samba 3 (I tried 3.0.1 and
3.0.2). Samba 2.2.8a works with no problem.

I can login with no problems. But when I login and logout few times
(sometimes one, sometimes five times) then XP can not load roaming profile
from the server (login still works). I can access to all shares with no
problems. The only way to fix that is to restart XP machine. And then again
same thing happens.
I checked log (level 10) and found this:

[2004/02/09 14:51:27, 3] libsmb/ntlm_check.c:ntlm_password_check(282)
  ntlm_password_check: NT MD4 password check failed for user dario
[2004/02/09 14:51:27, 5] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(271)
  check_ntlm_password: sam authentication for user [dario] FAILED with error
[2004/02/09 14:51:27, 3] auth/auth_winbind.c:check_winbind_security(80)
  check_winbind_security: Not using winbind, requested domain [MUNDY] was
for this SAM.
[2004/02/09 14:51:27, 10] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(259)
  check_ntlm_password: winbind had nothing to say
[2004/02/09 14:51:27, 2] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(312)
  check_ntlm_password:  Authentication for user [dario] -> [dario] FAILED
[2004/02/09 14:51:27, 5] auth/auth_util.c:free_user_info(1278)
  attempting to free (and zero) a user_info structure
[2004/02/09 14:51:27, 10] auth/auth_util.c:free_user_info(1281)
  structure was created for dario

It looks to me that authentication has failed, but previous authentication
passed (first one, login). This one is to access to profile share. After
that all authentications are ok, even profile during logout.

Let me say once more, this starts to happen after few logins and logouts and
restarting computer clears this problem, at least for some time. Everything
else work fine all the time.

I tried everything I know (different smb.conf and XP security and registry
settings), but it did not help.


os level = 64
	logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
	workgroup = MUNDY
	domain logons = Yes
	preferred master = Yes
	domain master = Yes
	local master = yes
	encrypt passwords = yes
	server string = Server
	logon drive = H:
	logon home = \\%L\%U
	security = user
	logon script = logon.bat
	log level = 2
	max log size = 1000
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	wins support = yes
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 500 -s /bin/false -M

	path = /users_netlogon
	read only = yes
	browseable = No

	path = /users_profiles
	read only = No
	create mask = 0600
	directory mask = 0700
	browseable = yes
	profile acls = yes
	csc policy = disable

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