[Samba] Re: Home directories not mounting under 3.0.2a

Min Guo min.guo at student.adelaide.edu.au
Sun Mar 14 00:04:52 GMT 2004

Sorry, as it turns out, it was my own config error. :-)
Min Guo wrote:

> Hi
> I've compiled samba 3.0.2a on Solaris 8 and have issues with home 
> directory mounting.
> We previously had two servers each Solaris 8 running 2.2.8a, one as a 
> pdc, the other as a bdc.
> Our users have their home directories split across the two servers, 
> and the home directory was under 2.2.8a mounted by way of the NIS 
> automap feature.  They could log on to a WinXP machine (which was a 
> member of the samba domain), and they would have their h: home mapped 
> on log in through "net use h: /home".
> But since the upgrade to 3.0.2a, WinXP will not map the home drive.
> I compiled 3.0.2a with --with-automount, and a look at the %N 
> variables brings up the correct host from the NIS auto.home map.  
> However, when trying to use "net use h: /home" on WinXP to mount the 
> home directory off Samba, WinXP says
> "The user's home directory could not be determined."
> The home share, however, does show up in the browse list of the server 
> under Network Places and can be accessed.
> On the server, executing "pdbedit -u username -v" gives no value for 
> home directory, but home drive appears as "h:".  Trying to change this 
> with
> pdbedit -u username -r -h \\\\server\homesharename
> does nothing (in fact, no option wants to change by pdbedit).
> Any clues?
> Server logs say nothing at all.
> Min

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