[K12OSN] Samba xp desktop errors...

Bert Rolston bert.rolston at clear.net.nz
Thu Jun 3 10:14:41 UTC 2004

Hi Shawn,

How much free drive space does this machine have?

This sounds like a nearly full hard drive, and the OS is trying to
download a profile that is too large to fit on the hard drive and still
allow swap to work.

That's one of the pitfalls with roaming profiles. 
Storing  a lot of junk on the desktop makes the profile bloat out
Imagine a desktop with 500+MB of pictures stored in a folder, then
shuffle that across a network!

If possible I would suggest enforcing a mandatory policy that uses a
single profile.

Other  things to check.
Was this machine GHOSTed from another machine?
Duplicate IP address, especially with another machine elsewhere on the
network. This usually causes other flakiness though.


On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 15:07, Shawn Henderson wrote:
> all the clients are configured the same and samba is only reading one
> smb.conf. Why would this only affect one workstation? I am confused
> and bewildered I know it has something to do with the workstation its
> self although I can not find it.. PLUS the adminstrator on the problem
> workstation does not get this error..
>         ----- Original Message ----- 
>         From: daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie
>         To: k12osn at redhat.com
>         Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 4:37 AM
>         Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Samba xp desktop errors...
>         I thought that you had to use a special domain group with xp
>         networks? Otherwise you'd get strange errors like that one -
>         as it automatically assigns privledges based on the domain
>         group policy?
>         Have a look here (quick google found it .. it may not be 100%
>         suitable for you :o))
>         http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/howto/groupmapping.html
>         Daniel
>                 -----Original Message-----
>                 From: Shawn Henderson [mailto:shawn at techcoms.net]
>                 Sent: 02 June 2004 03:59
>                 To: k12osn at redhat.com
>                 Subject: [K12OSN] Samba xp desktop errors...
>                 I have a samba 3 server hosting aproximately 5
>                 clients. I am having problems with one. When any user
>                 other than administrator logs on the first thing I get
>                 on the desktop is 
>                 ERROR 
>                 ACCESS DENIED
>                 after clicking ok a few times it goes away and
>                 everything is normal. The logs are showing me this for
>                 the users login in from that workstation. Why does
>                 samba think this user is a group coming from this
>                 workstation.. Please help!
>                 Jun  1 12:03:56 methserver smbd[12017]: [2004/06/01
>                 12:03:56, 0]
>                 rpc_server/srv_util.c:get_domain_user_groups(371)
>                 Jun  1 12:03:56 methserver smbd[12017]:  
>                 get_domain_user_groups: primary gid of user [rtonks]
>                 is not a Domain group !
>                 Jun  1 12:03:56 methserver smbd[12017]:  
>                 get_domain_user_groups: You should fix it, NT doesn't
>                 like that
>                 Jun  1 12:03:56 methserver nmbd[3426]: [2004/06/01
>                 12:03:56, 0]
>                 nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c:process_name_release_request(80)
>                 Jun  1 12:03:56 methserver nmbd[3426]:  
>                 process_name_release_request: unicast name release
>                 request received for name RTONKS<03> from IP
>        on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET. Error - should
>                 be sent to WINS server
>                 this server is the wins server I dont get it...
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