[Samba] Offline logon from Winxp/2000 Client doesn't work

Christoph Lutz genie at genie.dyndns.org
Sat May 5 13:47:32 GMT 2007


I've installed samba 3.0.24 recently and since then I cannot login on my 
Windowsclients if they are disconnected. If I have a connection 
everything is fine. I'm at a loss what else to do. The only hints for 
offline logons I've found all refer to the use of samba with ADS. I have 
only one samba server in my network(no winbind). The clients are 
unchanged to my prior installation which worked just fine for serveral 
years. I'm gratefull for any hint. I'm using Debian/Testing with kernel 

My smb.conf
         unix charset = ISO8859-15
         workgroup = HOME
         server string = %h server
         client schannel = Yes
         server schannel = Yes
         map to guest = Bad User
         password server =
         passdb backend = tdbsam
         passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
         passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n 
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
         username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
         syslog = 0
         log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
         max log size = 1000
         name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast
         time server = Yes
         server signing = auto
         load printers = No
         logon script = logon.cmd
         logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U
         logon drive = H:
         domain logons = Yes
         os level = 64
         preferred master = Yes
         domain master = Yes
         dns proxy = No
         wins support = Yes
         ldap ssl = no
         panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
         admin users = root
         hosts allow =,

         comment = Home Directories
         path = /home/%u
         valid users = %S
         read only = No
         browseable = No

         comment = Store the Windows Profiles
         path = /home/winhomes
         read only = No
         create mask = 0600
         directory mask = 0700

         path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
         write list = root
         guest ok = Yes

Greetings, Christoph Lutz

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