[Samba] Samba mapped drive to XP on logon

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Tue Sep 30 13:33:43 GMT 2008

have you seen this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932463
and check your firewall settings.


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: samba-bounces+belle=bazuin.nl at lists.samba.org 
>[mailto:samba-bounces+belle=bazuin.nl at lists.samba.org] Namens 
>steves at braingia.org
>Verzonden: dinsdag 30 september 2008 15:19
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: [Samba] Samba mapped drive to XP on logon
>I'm having a recurring problem with Windows XP and a Samba share on 
>logon.  More specifically, I have a Samba (v 3.0.24 on Debian Etch) 
>share with share permissions (not a domain) mapped to a drive 
>in Windows 
>XP Pro.  Whenever someone logs onto an XP Pro computer in the network 
>the drive isn't there.
>Here's an example: Say there's a document on the shared drive and a 
>shortcut to that document on the XP desktop.  If I click on the 
>shortcut, Windows can't find the document.  However, opening 
>My Computer 
>and/or browsing to the drive works and then I can use the shortcut on 
>the desktop.  This behavior is the same regardless of the application, 
>anything that tries to access the share prior to opening My Computer 
>will fail.  
>Once the drive is accessed for that first time manually, it works 
>perfectly fine for the remainder of the session.  This behavior occurs 
>across several XP Pro clients in the network.  I think it's 
>also notable 
>that the "Unable to reconnect to all network drives" or 
>whatever balloon 
>pop-up does *not* appear, so there's no indication that something is 
>wrong until I try to access something on the share drive before 
>navigating to it manually.
>I've searched through docs, etc, but haven't been able to find anyone 
>with similar behavior or that describes it in the same way, at least.  
>Thank you for any help or pointers to FAQs or otherwise.
>Here's the global config:
>        workgroup = WRK
>        netbios name = SERVER1
>        netbios aliases = dataserver
>        server string = %h (Data Server)
>        security = USER
>        encrypt passwords = true
>        passdb backend = tdbsam
>        null passwords = no
>        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
>        passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n 
>sword:* %n\n .
>        lanman auth = No
>        max log size = 1000
>        socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY 
>        remote announce =
>        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
>        unix password sync = Yes
>        wins support = Yes
>        preferred master = Yes
>        name resolve order = wins bcast hosts
>        time server = Yes
>Here's the share config:
>        comment = Shared Directories
>        path = /srv/share
>        create mask = 0775
>        writeable = yes
>        browseable = no
>        admin users = steves
>        guest ok = no
>        force group = users
>        valid users = steves
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