[Samba] Domain not available even minutes after workstation startup

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 06:43:14 MDT 2010

Is the PDC also a WINS server?  Are the XP workstations using WINS?

On 08/29/2010 09:01 PM, Abe Lau wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have recently experienced an intermittent problem of getting the error
> message of "Domain not available" at initial logon of some XP workstations
> connected to a Samba PDC.  The domain does not seems to be available after
> some time after initial bootup of the XP workstation, from a minute or two,
> to more than 10 minutes sometimes.
> Is there anyway to speed up this process?  Thanks!
> I have set HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogoncachedlogonscount to 0 to workaround the problem
> of having the logon frozen (and folders not being redirected) during initial
> logon when the network is not ready.
> Abe

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