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I have samba running on a SuSE 7.1 installation as a primary NT domain controller and wins server for some windows 98 clients. I have created trust accounts for the machines and user accounts for the users.
I have configured my windows 98 clients to log in to the NT domain and they do so fine. The shares are accessible and everything works, but every time a user logs in he has to wait while his account is created (according to windows) and necessary files are copied accross. Is this delay normal? I am also unable to obtain a list of users from samba when I try to add users to a new share on a win98 box.
Any ideas as to what a. is happening, and b. might cause such a problem.
If I remember correctly I had this problem too. When you have users who can modify their own settings you have setup a roving profiles directory.
logon home = /home/samba/profiles/%U
Roving profiles are a royal pain because of hardware inconsistencies. Don't use them unless ALL you clients are identical. I created the above directory as ROOT so nothing is written to the directory, hence nothing is read either.
that worked a treat on the creating user profile thing, cut it down to practically nil. thanks, but any ideas on the not being able to get a list of users thing when setting up a share on a win98 directory?
I see what you mean. NT does that, I didn't realize Win98 could or Samba had the capability. I have a good book at home (Samba Server Admin) that I can look into.
I've setup all my shares on my Linux box. I don't share anything from one desktop to another. That's a peer to peer thing. Unless you keep your win98 PC's on all the time it isn't much good and it slows down the user if someone accesses the share while they are working. It's sorta the reason I ditched my win98 net for Linux.