[Samba] Windows XP client - intermittent 'network name cannot befound' loading profile

John Arthur lists at davey.net.au
Mon May 3 03:23:17 GMT 2004

But did you try a base install pre service pack 1a?

Try this fix -- it appears to have sloved my problems


Regards John

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> [mailto:samba-bounces+lists=davey.net.au at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of
> Michael Vermaes
> Sent: Monday, 3 May 2004 12:23 PM
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> Subject: [Samba] Windows XP client - intermittent 'network name cannot
> befound' loading profile
> I have seen a number of postings which seem similar to the problem I am
> having, but am yet to find a fix for my situation. Problem is as
> follows:
> - Samba 3.0.2 rpm installed on Red Hat Enterprise ES 3.0, configured as
> PDC with ldapsam backend
> - Windows XP Professional client joined to the Samba domain.
> The XP client successfully joins the domain and can browse and access
> shares (including the user's profile). The first login (as a domain
> user) always succeeds, following logins randomly fail with the message:
> "Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is
> attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile
> will not be copied to the server when you logoff. Possible causes of
> this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If
> this problem persists, contact your network administrator.   
> DETAIL - The network name cannot be found."
> The problem seems to be as described in the Microsoft knowledge base
> article number 831651, however I have obtained the hotfix from them and
> still have the issue.
> I have tried a base install of XP (SP 1a) and also downloading and
> installing all critical Windows Updates.
> A Windows 2000 Professional (SP 2) client joined to the same domain
> works consistently in this situation with no problem.
> Any advice would be appreciated as this is the final issue I need to
> resolve to migrate our Active Directory domain to Samba/OpenLDAP. This
> seems to be an issue specifically with XP logging into Samba, since W2K
> works consistently, therefore I believe my config is mostly correct,
> however I can post the details if necessary.
> Thanks.
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