[Samba] Samba as PDC with XP Client - Logon requires reboot - Help Please

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Mon Oct 15 21:55:48 GMT 2007

Ron Segal wrote:
> Hi, I'm running the latest version of Samba with a tdbsam backend,
> configured not to use roaming profiles. Two different XP clients (SP2)
> are joined to the domain ok but users can only logon by rebooting before
> entering their logon details.  When users logoff and try to logon again
> (or logon as a different user on the same machine) they get the standard
> message 'windows cannot connect to the domain either because the domain
> controller is down or because your computer account was not found.
> Please try again later .. ' etc.  Have tried fiddling with registry
> entries and permissions but can't get this problem to go away.  Any
> ideas on this would be appreciated. Cheers.
Have you checked your netlogon and/or profiles Unix permissions? You 
generally need to set them very, very loose and let Samba handle the 

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