[Samba] Computer can't access Sysvol

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 07:59:59 MDT 2015

On 01/07/15 13:36, John Cobley wrote:
> Ok, I've worked out the caching was due to setting up administratively 
> assigned offline folders.
> However I think I was getting a little mixed up with my servers. The 
> error log was from a server that still had the share enabled. I've now 
> removed the share from the config and restarted the Samba server.  
> Despite this I am still seeing the error when computers try to update 
> group policy using this server.  The only way to update group policy 
> is to change to the main server using DFS.
> On 01/07/2015 10:15, John Cobley wrote:
>> I did have a "usershares" share when I first set the domain up. This 
>> has since been removed.  The strange thing is that from my PC (which 
>> was the first to be added to the domain) and from this PC (which was 
>> the second) I can still see the share (and access it from my PC).  
>> Seems like there is some caching going on somewhere.  Any idea how it 
>> can be cleared?
>> John
>> On 30/06/2015 18:35, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>> On 30/06/15 18:08, John Cobley wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> I have a computer which I recently took off the domain before 
>>>> shipping to HP for repair.  I've now had it back and re-added it to 
>>>> the domain and it no-longer appears to be able to access the sysvol 
>>>> share (even using a domain admin login).
>>>> I've seen this behaviour in one other machine but as it was just a 
>>>> test machine I ignored the problem.
>>>> When I try to access the share I can see this in the log -
>>>>> [2015/06/30 17:00:53.055144,  0] 
>>>>> ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4365(process_usershare_file)
>>>>>   process_usershare_file: stat of /var/lib/samba/usershares/sysvo 
>>>>> failed. No such file or directory
>>>> It seems the computer is asking trying to look at a folder that 
>>>> doesn't exist (the actual folder is "/var/lib/samba/sysvol/".
>>>> I suppose using a symlink may help to get around the problem but it 
>>>> doesn't really fix the underlying issue.
>>>> Does anyone have any pointers?  I can provide extra information if 
>>>> required.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> John Cobley
>>> The problem here isn't sysvol, it's 'usershares', is there anything 
>>> in your smb.conf referring to 'usershares' ?
>>> Rowland

Can we see your smb.conf files ?


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