I though that this was meerly a configuration error, but after working with
all versions of Samba 3.x including the betas and speaking with other users, I
have come to the conclusion that this is a bug.
In any configuration that I have tried (Domain Controller, Stand Alone, LDAP,
tdbsam, etc.) if the Samba server is the master browser on the network, shares
on Windows XP Professional SP1 systems will not show up in the "Network
Neighborhood". Windows 2000 and Linux shares work fine and in fact Windows XP
systems can see the shares on Linux and Windows 2000 machines. The only way
that I can make it work is to make a Windows 2000 or Windows XP machine the
master browser. I did not have this problem on Samba 2.2.x and I am forced to
continue using 2.2.8a as a domain controller until I can get this to work.
Problem persists with 3.02 and 3.02a.
I've found that this is the same problem as bug 1004. After doing an
inventory of all 50 of our Windows XP Professional workstations, I've found
that due to a naming convention in our organization, the Server Comment on all
workstations contained a "'" which causes a string overflow problem in samba
and samba does not advertise shares on the workstation.
Thanks for the feedback. I'm closing this as a duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1004 ***