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

Michael Vermaes michaelv at realcognita.com
Tue May 11 07:12:52 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 15:03, Clint Sharp wrote:

> Michael Vermaes wrote:
> >Doesn't really resolve the issue, but in my case the problem went away
> >when using physical machines rather than virtual machines. The
> >environments are identical - RH ES 3.0 with Windows XP sp1a client (no
> >hotfixes or GPO settings applied). Thanks for everyone's help.
> >  
> >
> Michael,
> Did you do a re-install of the OS when you installed on a new physical 
> machine rather than virtual machine?  I'm almost positive this is a 
> result of something that's done to the OS post installation, as I'm able 
> to reproduce this reliably on only certain machines that have been 
> derived somehow from our standard XP image.  Our standard XP image does 
> not share this problem.  I'm hoping someone can help us narrow down what 
> the root cause of this behavior is so we can get it added to a FAQ or 
> possibly the HOWTO.  Anyone else have any other ideas?
> Clint

The virtual machine had several hotfixes installed as well as some other
software, however I did have the same problem with another vm that was
completely standard (this was SP1 though, not SP1a). The physical
machines were reinstalled (both server and client) on an isolated

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