[Samba] Win2K issues with printers and profiles

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Thu Oct 27 18:09:22 GMT 2005

I have had the following problems both with the stock samba 2.2 server
that comes with RedHat 9 and several releases of samba 3.0, currently
it's at 3.0.14a.

When logging on to Windows 2000 computers using the samba server as an
NT domain controller, certain profiles seem to get permission errors and
windows just sticks you with a temporary profile that changes everytime
you log on.  It seems that the first time or two with a particular
computer the log on is successful, then after a while it hangs for a
while and reports it can't access the profile.

A second issue seems to be with printers with affects both 2k and 98
machines.  Attempting to add or use a samba printer results in the add
printer wizard or printer manager freezing for 30 second to several
minutes.  Most of the time, all I can really do is end task and try and
go back to it and remove the printer.  Instead we are having to use a
win2k box for the print server.
I sense much NT in you.
NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.

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