[Samba] Samba 4 and gpo in win7

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Fri May 13 02:49:15 MDT 2011

On 12/05/2011 11:21, taetre at bredband.net wrote:
> Hello!
> Having an issue with getting gpo to apply for my win7
> clients.
> Running samba4.
> Creating gpo with gpmc and they are created
> under var/locks/sysvol/"mydomain"/policies
> They applies just perfect
> on win xp clients but when trying on win7 clients they just won´t apply.
> When runnin gpupdate /force we get this(summary):
> Could not read the
> file "path to policy". Possible problems.
> a. Namematch/connection to
> dc
> b. Delay in file replication service
> c. dfs client inactive
> Anyone got any ideas?
Try to add:
host msdfs = yes
in [Global] section.

Also try to access your sysvol folder this way 
\\mydomain.tld\sysvol\mydomain.tld\Policies in windows XP and then in 
windows 7.

Finally you can send us a tcpdump/tshark capture between you windows 
client and samba server, see here for instruction on tracing: 


Matthieu Patou
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