"system cannot find the path specified" when trying to manage a Group Policy Object

  • 7002698
  • 19-Feb-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1 (OES 2)

Situation

GPO's can be created, but they can not be edited.

The gpo editor trys to open\\domain.com\sysvol\.... but can not.

When browsing to the \\domain.com the sysvol is seen, but can not be opened.

Resolution

Look in the /var/log/samba/log.smbd

This is what should be seen if one is able to mange a GPO:

[2009/02/19 09:49:13, 1] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(1033)
164.99.102.6 (164.99.102.6) connect to service sysvol initially as user SMILE\administrator (uid=1049076, gid=1049089) (pid 27728)


This is what was seen when unable to mange a GPO:

[2009/02/19 09:50:18, 1] libads/kerberos_verify.c:ads_secrets_verify_ticket(237)
ads_secrets_verify_ticket: failed to fetch machine password
[2009/02/19 09:50:18, 1] smbd/sesssetup.c:reply_spnego_kerberos(316)
Failed to verify incoming ticket with error NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE!
[2009/02/19 09:50:18, 1] libads/kerberos_verify.c:ads_secrets_verify_ticket(237)
ads_secrets_verify_ticket: failed to fetch machine password
[2009/02/19 09:50:18, 1] smbd/sesssetup.c:reply_spnego_kerberos(316)
Failed to verify incoming ticket with error NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE!

The issue is with time being off between the workstation and the server. Change time on the workstation to be in sync with the server and then try to manage the GPO.  The server should have ntp configured so time is taken from a ntp time server.  The workstation can be configured to use a ntp time server also.  If time contiues to drift configure ntp on the workstation.

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