[Samba] Windows XP client - intermittent 'network name cannot
befound' loading profile
michaelv at realcognita.com
Mon May 3 04:33:51 GMT 2004
Thanks for the quick reply John. I tried setting the local GPO option as
described in the article, but the problem still occurs. The issue
described in the article is not exactly what I am experiencing - the
event id is 1521. The permissions of the profile on the server are
correct after it is created:
[root at ldap profiles]# ls -la
drwxrwxr-x 7 root dusers 4096 May 3 10:05 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Mar 30 15:14 ..
drwx------ 13 michaelv dusers 4096 May 3 11:45
where dusers is mapped to the "Domain Users" Windows group with net
The ownership of the profile on the Windows XP client also appears to be
I would expect the problem described in the article to be a more
consistently occurring error - my problem is seemingly random, and
usually works after leaving the client for a long period of time, or
I have tried experimenting with some of the other GPO settings on the
client, and also setting the "profile acls = yes" option in the
[Profiles] section of smb.conf, but the problem remains.
Thanks for any additional help.
On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 11:23, John Arthur wrote:
> But did you try a base install pre service pack 1a?
> Try this fix -- it appears to have sloved my problems
> Regards John
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: samba-bounces+lists=davey.net.au at lists.samba.org
> > [mailto:samba-bounces+lists=davey.net.au at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of
> > Michael Vermaes
> > Sent: Monday, 3 May 2004 12:23 PM
> > To: samba at lists.samba.org
> > 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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