[Samba] Unreliable connection to Samba PDC - Connections get lost, Roaming Profiles do not sync, Files can't be written, etc..
gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 14:26:35 MDT 2011
Is this with one Windows 7 X64 client or all of them?
Do XP machines have the same problem?
Do the disconnects occur after the machine has been in sleep mode?
On 03/30/2011 04:21 PM, Tom H. Lautenbacher wrote:
> Hello all!
> I am having severe problems with my Samba PDC.
> 1. My Roaming profile in 3 out of 10 times does not get synchronized
> correctly with the server - without any obvious reason. This sometimes
> destroys my profile by losing data and commonly from then on the
> profile is never again synchronized correctly. A backup restore of the
> computer is necessary.
> 2. When I edit a document (e.g. word .docx) which is located on a
> samba-share, sometimes when I want to save it to a new (!) file name,
> Word says that it can't save to the new file name "because the
> document is in use by someone else". Word creates the new file name
> anyway, but it remains 0kb. When I select "save" again and chose to
> overwrite the new 0kb file, it does it without any problem.
> 3. Sometimes the connection to the PDC get's lost in the middle of a
> day's session. Thus all my network drives get disconnected and I have
> to reboot the client to get connected again. If in this time I had
> Outlook 2007 opened (my outlook.pst lives on a network share, too), I
> have to close Outlook and reboot to be able to edit anything in
> Outlook again.
> What I have tried:
> 1. Changed TP-Cable between client and server
> 2. Changed Network Switch between client and server (and switched from
> 100MBit to Gigabit)
> 3. Upgraded Samba to the (then) newest version, which was 1 year newer
> than the previous one
> 4. Re-added the client to the domain
> Nothing helped... ;-(
> What is going on here?
> The client that connects to the PDC is Windows 7, 64bit
> ANY ideas, hints, approaches are HIGHLY APPRECIATED!!
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