[Samba] Re: Win9x via Kix unable to get extended user attributes

Michal Kurowski mkur at poczta.ggazeta.pl
Sat May 7 12:53:46 GMT 2005

Ade Fewings [ade at bangor.ac.uk] wrote:
> In trying to upgrade Samba here, I have built various versions from 
> 3.0.11 to 3.0.14a using various versions of gcc and the Sun compiler 
> (this is on Solaris SPARC) and had the following problem in all cases.  
> Running the built samba as a logon server, I find that WinXP clients 
> work fine but Win9X clients have some difficulties.  The problem is that 
> the Win9X logon script can't get user attributes beyond userid, such as 
> group and full name data.  This obviously creates problems for the logon 
> script execution. 
> We use kix for logon script purposes but I don't think that is relevant, 
> as this problem did not occur with earlier Samba3 builds.  I've read 
> somewhere that Win9X uses RPC to acquire such data (whereas XP does it 
> another way) but am not really sure of how to go about diagnosing what 
> the problem is.  Can anybody offer any guidance?  It would be much 
> appreciated.

man net (and look for string "RAP")
man smb.conf (and look for strings "logon home" and "98")

Michal Kurowski
<mkur at poczta.ggazeta.pl>

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