[Samba] Samba 4 AD DC "Element not found" error in Windows 8

Nick Semenkovich semenko at syndetics.net
Thu Feb 7 00:14:45 MST 2013


I've just configured a Samba 4 install as an AD DC, following the Wiki
page at https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_DC_HOWTO

I've successfully joined a few machines to the domain, and am now
trying to add some simple shares.

When I add a share to smb.conf, it appears on client machines via
\\domain.example.com\sharename but trying to open any shares gives the
error "Element not found".

I can only open the \netlogon and \sysvol existing shares, but nothing
else I create is openable (always prompts with "Element not found.")

Running Ubuntu Raring Ringtail / Samba 4.0.0+dfsg1-1.

All the clients are Windows 8, I'm logged on as the domain
administrator, and all machine clocks are NTP synced.


$> cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
	workgroup = CORP
	netbios name = DCNAME
	server role = active directory domain controller
	allow dns updates = True
	dns forwarder =
	server services = +smb -s3fs
	dcerpc endpoint servers = +winreg +srvsvc

	path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol/corp.domain.com/scripts
	read only = No

	path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol
	read only = No

	path = /srv/profiles
	read only = No

	directory_mode: parameter = 0700
	path = /home
	read only = No
	csc policy = documents

	path = /srv/samba-dropbox
	read only = No
	comment = Dropbox
	browseable = Yes

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