[Samba] Problem browsing shares "element not found"

John samba at jelmail.com
Mon Jan 13 07:31:53 MST 2014

Good afternoon,

I have a new Samba414 install on clean Ubuntu server 12.04. All working 
except I cannot browse into shares. I get "not accessible" and then 
"element not found". Using "net use" works fine - I can "browse" a share 
that has been attached to a drive letter but I cannot browse the UNC 
path. That is to say

works, and browsing "P:" works. Browsing "\\MYDOMAIN\public" does not 
work but browsing "\\MYDOMAIN" does.

I can browse \\MYDOMAIN\sysvol and \\MYDOMAIN\netlogon shares.

I cannot browse \\MYDOMAIN\public or \\MYDOMAIN\myuser (home folder)

The Windows error text reads

\\server\username is not accessible. You might not have permission to
use this network resource. Contact the system administrator of this
server to find out if you have access permissions.

Element not found.

Again, this is a clean vanilla install of 414 (downloaded source 
yesterday from samba.org) built on a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 following the 
instructions in the Samba wiki.

Any suggestions what I may have missed?

 From irc today, I have added "browsable = yes" but it made no difference,

Samba config:

# Global parameters
         workgroup = MYDOMAIN
         realm = MYDOMAIN.CO.UK
         netbios name = SAMBA
         server role = active directory domain controller
         dns forwarder =

         load printers = no
         printing = bsd
         printcap name = /dev/null
         disable spoolss = yes

         log level = 2

         path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol/mydomain.co.uk/scripts
         read only = No

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

         path = /srv/samba/public
         read only = No
         browsable = yes

         comment = Home directories
         path = /srv/samba/home/%S
         valid users = %S
         read only = No
         browsable = No
         create mask = 0700
         directory mask = 0700

         comment = Roaming profiles
         path = /srv/samba/profiles
         read only = No
         browsable = No

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