[Samba] xp clients can't auth after reboot without smb restart

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 11:44:57 MDT 2010

Which samba version?

Are these XP Pro or XP Home machines.  If XP Pro, have you tried joining 
the machine to the domain?

When you map a drive letter to a samba share from XP, are you using 
"LocalPC\yourname"  or "Domain\Yourname" when specifying credentials?

Are you mapping the drive with Windows explorer or the "net" command?

On 06/22/2010 07:45 AM, delpheye wrote:
> I currently have several fresh installs of XP that will connect to shares,
> but will not reconnect after a workstation reboot.  These are workstations
> that are not joined to the domain.  Only accessing shares from a local
> profile, but using the same user/pass to login as to connect to Samba.  I
> get various errors at that point.
> Upon reboot, attempting to access the share generates:
> "An error occurred while reconnecting Z: to \\domain-fs\business
> Microsoft Windows Network: The specified network name is no longer available
> This connection has not been restored."
> At which point, attempting to re-map the drive results in an authentication
> window, but no correct user/pass is accepted.  If I restart Samba, then the
> share is mapped using the workstations login credentials.
> Logging is set to 3 now, but I'm not even sure where to look.  For some
> reason, restarting the daemon allows authentication to pass from clientA to
> Samba, but clientB is able to access the share at the same time(and vice
> versa after clientB has been rebooted.)
> My smb.conf is here: http://pastebin.ca/1888385
> What could be causing this behavior?
> Thanks,
> M

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