[Samba] An invalid directory pathname was passed

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Sep 7 08:15:21 UTC 2018

On Fri, 7 Sep 2018 06:02:37 +0530
Vivek Patil via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Suddenly the MMC snap-in "Active Directory Users and
> Groups" stopped working.  Attempting to access it fails with
> The directory schema is not accessible because:
> An invalid directory pathname was passed.
> For this reason, the New menu may be inaccurate, and extension
> snap-ins may not work properly.
> - followed by -
> Data from Active Directory Users and Computers is not available from
> Domain Controller (null) because:
> Unspecified error
> Try again late, or choose another DC by selecting Connect to Domain
> Controller on the Domain context menu.
> I am using samba 4.4.5. There are no logs found regarding to this.

Something must have changed, what are you running ADUC on ? has it had
an update installed ?

You really should upgrade, Samba 4.4.5 is EOL as far as Samba is
concerned, if it is a Samba problem, it may have been fixed in a
later version.


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