[Samba] different win machines on PDC not accessible at different times

John H. mrmailer at myway.com
Wed Jan 7 04:49:42 GMT 2004

I am having nearly the EXACT same problem as

I have samba 3.0.1-1 rpms and fedora core 1.

Samba is set as a WINS server, which the win2k machines, who use DHCP from router, are pointed to by the WINS server address specified in router(each of the win2k machines, via ipconfig /all reveal they do in fact use the wins server).

At different times, and different machines, the win2k clients get one of the two errors...
"\\computer not accessible.  the system cannot find message text for message number 0x%1 in the message file for %2" 


"\\computer is not accessible 
an internal windows 2000 error occurred"

while these unaccessible computers generate this message, if i try from the linux machine for the same \\machine, i get
session setup failed: NT code 0xf90a8141
via smbclient -L \\machine -U user

later, it is accessible.  it keeps going on and off.  I was told this may be fixed if I install netbeui protocol on all win2k machines?  This is a pretty annoying problem, and I've checked and checked my config, but have found no solution in it or on the internet.  My smb.conf is attached.      Any help would be appreciated.

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2004/01/06 19:02:42

# Global parameters
	workgroup = LAMP
	netbios name = LROL-SERVER
	netbios aliases = INTRANET
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
	add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false -M %u
	logon script = logon.cmd
	logon home = \\homeserver\%u\winprofile
	domain logons = Yes
	os level = 64
	preferred master = Yes
	domain master = Yes
	wins support = Yes
	ldap ssl = no
	create mask = 0777
	directory mask = 0777
	oplocks = No
	level2 oplocks = No

	path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
	write list = ntadmin

	comment = Home Directories
	path = /home/%u
	read only = No
	browseable = No

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Access
	path = /share/Databases
	valid users = @users, @ntadmin
	write list = @users, @ntadmin
	veto oplock files = /*.*/

	comment = ACT
	path = /share/ACT
	valid users = @users, @ntadmin
	write list = @users, @ntadmin
	veto oplock files = /*.*/

	comment = Controlled Doc Master
	path = /share/CDM
	read list = @users
	write list = @ntadmin
	veto oplock files = /*.*/

	comment = Active LROL Documents
	path = /share/Public
	valid users = @users, @ntadmin
	write list = @users, @ntadmin
	veto oplock files = /*.*/

	comment = to logs on server
	path = /share/Logs
	valid users = @users, @ntadmin
	write list = @users, @ntadmin
	veto oplock files = /*.*/

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