[Samba] XP Client and problem with thumbs.db

Bernd Driesen bernd_driesen at t-online.de
Sat Jan 21 01:06:35 GMT 2006


I have a problem with XP as client and the file thumbs.db. It will not 
be created on a samba share (3.0.13-1.1-SUSE). I have several pictures 
on that drive. When I copy a directory with pictures to a local drive, 
the thumbs.db will be created. So I copied the directory back to the 
server and XP uses the thumbs.db because the preview of the pictures is 
very fast. I have deleted the file thumbs.db and the preview is slow 
again and no file will be created.

Any ideas?

P.S.: Here is my SMB.CONF:

# Global parameters
        ldap ssl = no
        map to guest = nobody
        domain master = yes
        interfaces =, eth1
        time server = Yes
        realm = SUN.SOLARSYS.NET
        # veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/
        wins support = true
        server string = File Server
        default = Server
        local master = yes
        workgroup = SOLARSYS.NET
        os level = 65
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /dev/null -s 
/bin/false  %m$
        bind interfaces only = Yes
        domain logons = Yes
        show add printer wizard = yes
        name resolve order = wins host bcast
        preferred master = Yes

#       comment = All Printers
#       path = /var/tmp
#       create mask = 0600
#       printable = Yes
#       browseable = No

        create mask = 0664
        directory mask = 0775
        comment = Printer Drivers
        writeable = yes
        write list = root, at ntadmin
        path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
        force group = ntadmin

        writeable = yes
        path = /usr/server
        force directory mode = 0770
        force create mode = 0770
        create mask = 0770
        directory mask = 0770
        valid users = root, at users, at Servervolume

        path = /mirror
        valid users = bernd

        printer = NPRT02
        printable = yes

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