[K12OSN] samba drives/home folder and MS Vista probs

Ben Nickell twinprism at athena.physics.isu.edu
Wed Aug 22 00:33:11 UTC 2007

In my testing using Vista boxes as clients doesn't work well with Samba 
< 3.0.23

3.0.25 also adds some Vista performance fixes, and 3.0.25c was just 
released.  Perhaps distros will backport some of the fixes.

Here is a list of current Samba 3.0 bugs relating to Vista.

Barry Cisna wrote:
> Hello List,
> I thought Id throw this out, in regards to my continuing saga of Samba
> shares & Windows Vista. I took one of our new Vista laptops home with me,
> as I have FC5 / Samba 3.0.23 and Samba configured as a Windows PDC on my
> home k12ltsp v5.0. The Vista( Business edition) laptop joined easily to my
> domain and also shows the H: \ home folder fine at login the same as it
> does for XP machines. Didn't have to do any hocus pocus or anything to get
> it to work:)
> So I m not sure if the problem I m having at school is too old version of
> Samba, & or it is that Windows 2003 server AD  DC is messing with Smaba
> and Vista all throw into the mix.We are using an old version FC3 /Samba
> 3.0.1 at the school as our file server /home folders server. AS I said
> this works fine for XP box domain logins. So I didn't want to break
> something that is working flawlessly.
> I m going to try and do an upgrade of Samba onto the FC3 fileserver at
> school and see if this does the trick. If it does not I'll be reformatting
> and installing a fresh install of FC5/ K12LTSP v5.0 , same as what I have
> at home to resolve the Vista prob( Hopefully!)..
> Hope this helps someone that may be contemplating having to throw some
> Vista boxes onto their school domain:)
> Thanks,
> Barry Cisna
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