is this disabled in some way for some reason? for learning purposes i have setup a samba pdc and have win 7 pro installed at home which is joined to the samba pdc. i also have some win xp pro systems joined to the same pdc. the xp boxes have no issues caching passwords and have just about the same default policies as the win 7 boxes. all boxes can login to the pdc, access shares, etc with no problems. the only issue i have is that domain account passwords are not cached on the win 7 boxes for some reason. am i missing something? as i said all default security policies are in place except the couple of changes needed to have domain communication with the samba pdc. i hope someone has some ideas of where to look because my eyes are about to fall out trying to find an answer. i've googled for the last 3 hours and have no answers.