[Samba] Domain not available even minutes after workstation startup

Abe Lau abelau+samba at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 21:29:43 MDT 2010

Yes, the PDC is also acting as the WINS server.  The XP workstation is using
WINS, set via DHCP (option netbios-name-servers <ip address of the PDC>;)

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:43 PM, Gaiseric Vandal <gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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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