[Samba] Home drive and logon scripts intermitently not applied

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu Mar 6 19:20:06 MST 2014

I have this happening even with an AD env with only W2K8R2 DCs. 
Certainly not a samba thing. But if anyone knows why it is happening and 
how to solve it, please do tell.

On Friday, March 07, 2014 05:09 AM, George wrote:
> Hi folks,
> This problem has been driving me nuts for the last 3 years... Now I am
> running Samba 4.0.9 but the very same was happening before the
> migration to AD, with Samba 3.x. Most clients are running WinXP SP3
> with all updates.
> The problem is that both the logon script and home drive defined on
> the "Profile" tab on the AD Users and Computers MMC, *RANDOMLY* and
> *INTERMITENTLY* does not run. This happpens randonmly on any PC of the
> 50 I have here, regardless of the software they have installed.
> Most times this fails immediately after the PC is turned on. The user
> is able to login properly but no logon scripts or home drive. If the
> user then logs off and logs in again, then it always works. Also, if I
> let the PC sit on the "Press Crtl-Alt-Del" screen for several minutes
> and then logon, most times the issue does not occur. I know that
> probably this is not a Samba issue, but hopefully you can help. I have
> read thousands of posts about this problem, but couldn't find a
> solution or at least the cause of the issue.
> * GPO for waiting for the network to be ready prior to processing
> scripts (this was the obvious answer, but didn't solve the problem)
> * GPO for disabling low link detection at computer and user level
> (both the one that disables the detection and the one on which you set
> the threshold to "0")
> * Disabled domain cached logons
> * Manually enabled NetBIOS on the TCP/IP properties
> * Lots of different combinations of the previous and other GPOs
> Here there is an USERENV log from today (I am not able to identify the problem):
> http://pastebin.com/A9LkjznZ - First logon after turning the PC on,
> script not executed and home drive not connected
> http://pastebin.com/EQV0cPVy - Logoff and logon again after previous
> attempt. Script was executed successfully and home drive was
> connected.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks a lot,
> George

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