[Samba] Frustrated with "network name is no longer available"

Linda W samba at tlinx.org
Fri Feb 1 19:32:05 MST 2013

I'm not sure I've seen that message before.

Do you get it when trying to login to the domain?

or pinging it, or mounting a file system?

Have you tried looking at the traffic with "wireshark"  and seeing how 
your two
clients differ in their conversation at whatever point you are failing?

Are the network and netmask settings all the same/in agreement?

Is there a name conflict between the two win7 stations?

Just some random thoughts...

You said you applied registry settings to both machines -- can you 
compare the
smb and networking sections to see if they are the same (except for the 

Are the settings on the local-security-policy page the same on both? 
(like one
doesn't have encryption turned or require ldap but not the other... or such?

Morgan Toal wrote:
> Note- I have ANOTHER wins server on the same subnet for another samba 
> server.
> (the other one is production, the one i am setting up is it's 
> replacement)
> I have two windows 7 sp1 clients.
> The registry settings in the samba-windows7 howto are applied to these 
> machines.
> both windows 7 clients are hard-coded to use our new centos 6.3 samba 
> server for WINS.
> both windows 7 clients were successfully joined to the domain.
> One can log in as a domain user just fine.
> The other gives "The specified network name is no longer available" 
> when trying to log in to the domain
> when logged into the problem machine as local admin, I can "net use" 
> the samba server no problems.
> I am thinking this means some sort of name resolution issue... but I 
> am simply out of ideas.
> I've gone over lots of forum and list postings, but there is simply no 
> definitive answer to this issue.
> !!! This shouldn't be this hard! I've done it before! What am I 
> missing ???
> here's the global section of my smb.conf
> It was copied from a working configuration on another server
> (workgroup and netbios names changed of course)
> [global]
> netbios name = city1
> workgroup = city
> smb ports = 139
> passdb backend = tdbsam
> security = user
> printcap name = cups
> add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -m %u
> add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
> delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel -r %u
> delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g
> add user to group script = /usr/sbin/usermod -G %g %u
> add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -s /bin/false -d /dev/null %u
> logon script = logon.bat
> logon drive = Z:
> logon home = \\%L\%U
> domain logons = Yes
> os level = 35
> preferred master = Yes
> domain master = Yes
> local master = yes
> printing = cups
> wins support = yes
> host msdfs = yes
> server signing = auto
> browsable = yes
> guest account = nobody
> encrypt passwords = yes
> domain logons = yes

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