[Samba] Intermittent "Network name cannot be found" error when accessing XP roaming profile

David Wilson dave-home at dcdata.co.za
Mon Oct 18 20:13:48 GMT 2004

Further to my email earlier....
I've come across 
This explains that a group policy must be set up so that "Do not check 
for user ownership of Roaming Profile Folders" is enabled.
Does anyone know of another way to do this other than doing it through 
active directory or on each XP workstation ?
Could this be what's causing the problem I'm experiencing ?

Thank you in advance.


David Wilson wrote:

> Hi guys,
> How are you ?
> I've installed samba-3.0.7 from source on a Slackware Linux 10.0 
> server configured with "--with-ldap" as a backend (OpenLDAP-2.2.13) 
> and with nss_ldap installed. I have my profiles share configured as 
> follows:
> [profiles]
> comment = Profile Share
> path = /data/profiles
> writeable = yes
> guest ok = yes
> browseable = no
> profile acls = yes
> csc policy = disable
> Permissions on a user's profile folder:
> drwxrwxr-x  12 pupil Domain Admins 424 2004-10-14 13:46 pupil
> Most of the time logins from Windows X.P. (SP1) PCs work perfectly and 
> the roaming profile comes across, however sometimes an error "Cannot 
> access roaming profile.... ... ... .. network name cannot be found" 
> comes up.
> The error is intermittent and does not seem to stick to any sort of 
> pattern. I've looked all over and found that other people have 
> experienced the same problem but I can't seem to find a solid fix for it.
> Perhaps installing X.P. Service Pack 2 will sort it out ?
> Can anyone point me in the right direction on how I can resolve this 
> problem ?
> Thank you for your time.
> David.

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