I have a small PC running as a primary domain controller and a larger storage server configured as member server that only gets turned on when needed. Its only normally required a few times a week so there is no point burning the energy for the rest of the time.
I have the windows compatible member server app running on the storage server and 5 or 6 shares configured. This all works fine after first configuration, however then the server is powered cycled, the support for the windows shares disappears. Windows clients fail to connect to the shares and report “The remote device or resource wont accept the connection”
Looking in systemctl I have one service that has failed “rpc-svcgssd” and the smbd service appears to be running.
Uninstalling the “Windows-compatible Memberserver” app and reinstalling, brings everything back to life again.
I am relatively new to this system and any suggestions as to the cause of this would be gratefully received.
Thanks for your help
After some work I have discovered that I can solve this problem (at least until reboot) by loging into the server and restarting the smbd service. This is despite the service saying that it is running happily before I restart it.