Unable to join a domain with windows 7 beta1

Unified-Sean smaisonneuve at unifiedtechnologysolutions.com
Sun Feb 1 21:03:19 GMT 2009

Guys.  I hate to be the one to suggest this and it might just sound
proposterous but I think MS might have completely disabled the Domain
feature in Windows 7 to avoid small business from basing their whole
enterprise on a BETA OS that has not been thoroughly tested in that area of
operation.  MS Enterprise software has always been a HUGE thing to MS and
they have always seemed to put most of their resources into making sure
these things don't @#% up...

To me this theory is pure speculation at best right now but I believe it's a
sensible possibility.  None the less, it's still a hail marry when it comes
to fact.  I have zilch for supporting evidence.  I just see no other reason
why after so much testing on our end using WK8 servers running the domain,
and being able to join many and all other compatible clients, that windows 7
client STILL fails to join.

I have also been scouring the internet for a solution and at this point,
I've started scouring TechNet for an official document saying exactly what
I'm saying here!!  There's nothing out there though.  I imagine we'll hear
something about this soon enough though.  Hundreds of people are wondering
why Windows 7 Beta will not join a domain (still).  for now, I will keep my
eyes and ears open!!!

Luke Howard wrote:
> That's good to know. With DSfW, looking at NetSetup.log, somehow early  
> on it decides that the NetBIOS domain name is the least significant  
> component of the DNS domain name (which in my test environment it  
> isn't).
> Still trying to figure out what is triggering this; it appears that in  
> Windows 7 more of the join is done over LDAP than in previous versions  
> of Windows.
> Does anyone know if it's possible to disable LDAP sealing in the  
> domain join?
> --luke
> On 16/01/2009, at 6:27 PM, Volker Lendecke wrote:
>> Hi!
>> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:10:55AM -0800, Joshua-M wrote:
>>> I have a Samba 3 / OpenLDAP system working with 2000, XP/2003 and  
>>> Vista
>>> clients, but no go with 7, I will attach what information I have  
>>> gathered.
>> Jim Pinkerton asked me to post this message from Microsoft:
>>  Sincere apologies, but wanted to confirm that there is an issue  
>> with NT Domain support in
>>  Windows 7. We're trying to expeditiously track down exactly the  
>> issue(s), but the short of
>>  it is I wouldn't spend time trying to get this functionality to  
>> work. We'll get some sort
>>  of official notice out shortly (and I do mean shortly).
>>  Jim Pinkerton
>>  Microsoft
>> Volker
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