[Samba] Logging-in takes 1 hour when changing computers

Piers Kittel piers at centrefordeaf.org.uk
Mon Jul 23 09:51:29 UTC 2018

On 18/07/2018 14:43, Rowland Penny wrote:
> Go on, spoil us by actually giving us some information, such as what
> distro is the DC running on ?, what is in smb.conf, what are your
> clients running etc etc.
> Rowland
Hello Rowland, Gaiseric, LPH & Miguel,

Thanks for all of your replies!

Not having much time at the moment, but to answer some questions...

The server is running Debian 9, our clients all are running Windows 10 
Professional - there's 4 desktops altogether.  Two desktops are a couple 
of years old but very poor, they're slow (my advice was ignored when 
they were ordered), the other two are a year old but of a much better 
specification (this time they listened to me), but the issue is the same 
on all computers.  All are connected via gigabit Ethernet.  At moment, 
the server is a *very* low-end Toshiba laptop started as a trial, but 
we've now got a PowerEdge R230 that we haven't commissioned yet (due to 
a different issue I'm currently trying to resolve).  Here's the smb.conf 
below (note, the printer drivers bit don't work, I've left it for now).

Many thanks for your time again!

With kind regards - Piers

# Global parameters
         netbios name = AD
         realm = XXX.INTRANET
         workgroup = XXX
         dns forwarder =
         server role = active directory domain controller
         rpc_server:spoolss = external
         rpc_daemon:spoolssd = fork
         printing = CUPS
         spoolss: architecture = Windows x64

         path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol/xxx.intranet/scripts
         read only = No

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

         path = /home/samba/Profiles
         read only = no
         veto files = /*sync*/

         path = /home/samba/users
         read only = no

         path = /var/spool/samba
         printable = yes

         path = /srv/samba/printer_drivers/
         read only = no

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