hello everyone,

I'm sorry I have to ask you all to help me but I've run out of ideas.
I have the following problem:

I have samba set up as primary domain controller (name SAMBA_NETBIOS on
SAMBA_LOCAL)

When I try to log in on a windowsXP box the login works, the password checks
out fine... but I get the message: could not load profile from server ->
networkpath not found ... using local profile instead.

once logged in I can see *all* shares incl. homes and profiles. no problem.
\\SAMBA_NETBIOS works aswell.

the only messages (var log messages) on the PDC (soma.local 192.168.2.6) are

soma nmbd[18838]: Attempting to become domain master browser on workgroup
SAMBA_LOCAL on subnet 192.168.2.6
soma nmbd[18838]: [2004/01/23 02:26:31, 0] nmbd
nmbd_become_dmb.c:become_domain_master_browser_bca st(305)
soma nmbd[18838]: become_domain_master_browser_bcast: querying subnet
192.168.2.6 for domain master browser on workgroup SAMBA_LOCAL
soma nmbd[18838]: [2004/01/23 02:26:35, 0] nmbd
nmbd_logonnames.c:become_logon_server_success(124)
soma nmbd[18838]: become_logon_server_success: Samba is now a logon server
for workgroup SAMBA_LOCAL on subnet 192.168.2.6
soma nmbd[18838]: [2004/01/23 02:26:35, 0] nmbd
nmbd_responserecordsdb.c:find_response_record(235)
soma nmbd[18838]: find_response_record: response packet id 30864 received
with no matching record.
soma nmbd[18838]: [2004/01/23 02:26:35, 0] nmbd
nmbd_responserecordsdb.c:find_response_record(235)
soma nmbd[18838]: find_response_record: response packet id 30865 received
with no matching record.
soma nmbd[18838]: [2004/01/23 02:26:39, 0] nmbd
nmbd_become_dmb.c:become_domain_master_stage2(114)
soma nmbd[18838]: *****
soma nmbd[18838]:
soma nmbd[18838]: Samba server SAMBA_NETBIOS is now a domain master
browser for workgroup SAMBA_LOCAL on subnet 192.168.2.6
soma nmbd[18838]:
soma nmbd[18838]: *****
soma nmbd[18838]: [2004/01/23 02:26:54, 0] nmbd
nmbd_become_lmb.c:become_local_master_stage2(404)
soma nmbd[18838]: *****
soma nmbd[18838]:
soma nmbd[18838]: Samba name server SAMBA_NETBIOS is now a local master
browser for workgroup SAMBA_LOCAL on subnet 192.168.2.6
soma nmbd[18838]:
soma nmbd[18838]: *****


as well as

soma smbd[12480]: [2004/01/22 00:48:48, 0] rpc_server
srv_pipe_hnd.crocess_request_pdu(504)
soma smbd[12480]: process_request_pdu: failed to do schannel processing.
soma smbd[13735]: [2004/01/22 01:57:16, 0] rpc_server
srv_pipe.c:api_pipe_netsec_process(1299)
soma smbd[13735]: failed to decode PDU



I'm afraid I don't know what to do next. seeing as I can see all shares and
I can access all shares (incl. profiles) with \\SAMBA_NETBIOS I know that
netbios name lookup works fine and that the profiles are available....

any suggestions?

thank you

Aron

ps
the strange thing is: it worked before and I don't for the life of me know
what I changed so that now it doesn't work....



pps smb.conf

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from axon.local (192.168.2.29)
# Date: 2004/01/22 02:37:13

# Global parameters
[global]
workgroup = SAMBA_LOCAL
netbios name = SAMBA_NETBIOS
server string = the_soma
interfaces = 192.168.2.6/255.255.255.0
encrypt passwords = yes
map to guest = Bad User
passwd program = /usr/bin/yppasswd
passwd chat = passwd chat = "*OLD password*" %o\n "*New password*" %n\n
"*Re-enter new password*" %n\n "*Password changed*"
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
time server = Yes
unix extensions = Yes
socket options = SO_KEEPALIVE IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY
printcap name = CUPS
domain admin group = root
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /dev/null -s /bin/false
%m$
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
logon home = \\%L\%u
domain logons = yes
os level = 65
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
valid chars = 0x20
nis homedir = Yes
printing = cups
hide dot files = No
veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/
local master = yes
load printers = no
;; ldap server = 127.0.0.1

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
read only = No
create mask = 0640
directory mask = 0750
browseable = no
guest ok = no
printable = no

;; [printers]
;; comment = All Printers
;; path = /var/tmp
;; create mask = 0600
;; guest ok = yes
;; printable = yes
;; browseable = no

;; [print$]
;; comment = Printer Drivers
;; path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
;; write list = @ntadmin root
;; force group = ntadmin
;; create mask = 0664
;; directory mask = 0775
;; browseable = yes
;; guest ok = no
;; printable = no

[movies]
comment = movies
path = /mnt/kilimanjaro/movies/
read only = No
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes
printable = no

[downloads]
comment = downloads
path = /mnt/kilimanjaro/downloads
read only = No
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes
printable = no

[audio]
comment = audio
path = /mnt/kilimanjaro/mp3/
read only = No
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes
printable = no

[scratch]
comment = stuff
path = /scratch/
read only = No
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes
printable = no

[netlogon]
path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
browseable = no
guest ok = no
printable = no

[profiles]
path = /realhome/%u/.windows
read only = No
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700
browseable = yes
guest ok = no
printable = no

[dvd-drive]
path = /media/dvd
browseable = yes
guest ok = no
printable = no