Connection issues between windows server and samba!

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Subject: Connection issues between windows server and samba!
Posted by:  Scott Shinnie (ScottShinn…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008

We have a Windows Server 2003 cluster which accesses data held on a samba
share hosted on a Solaris 9.0 machine in a trusted domain.  However we
regularly lose connectivity to the samba share from one of the application
servers.  The share is up but the server is unable to access it.

If I RDP on to the server and try and browse the share I receive the
following error.

\\serveralias\share is not accessible. You might not have permission to use
this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out
if you have access permissions.

No network provider accepted the given network path.

If I use a FQDN (unix machine is in a different domain) or IP address to
access the share it works correctly.  If i reboot the server access to the
share is restored.

This one has me beat - any advice would be appreciated - kerberos issue??

Thanks in advance

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