Unable to join a domain with windows 7 beta1
jouko+news at markkanen.net
Wed Jan 14 12:14:41 GMT 2009
Luke Howard wrote:
> On 14/01/2009, at 10:25 PM, Volker Lendecke wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:14:07PM +1100, Luke Howard wrote:
>>> I found something weird (and similar) with Windows 7.
>>> Adding "wins support = yes" to smb.conf got me past the domain join,
>>> but it then appeared to insist that the NetBIOS domain name was the
>>> left-most component of the DNS domain (not that this should matter for
>>> Samba 3).
>> The main question is -- does Windows 7 still join a native
>> NT4 domain?
> Surely yes. But I don't know, I haven't tried (or heard anything from MS).
I was pondering the same, but couldn't a definite answer from
msdn/technet or anywhere. The release notes don't mention any changes to
networking concepts since vista, so I'd believe it should support it.
Maybe I could try to install a NT server and test with it, it might even
be a fun piece of nostalgy :)
However, I did not find any change with using WINS or not (there is WINS
support in vista which would also point to the direction that NT domains
And, about the network location concept, that is also in Vista, so
nothing new there. It actually does not affect what you can access, but
who can access you. If you use a "public" location, windows disables
cifs file sharing and upnp media shares etc., and you can configure
different rules for windows firewall for different connection profiles.
I don't think that this has anything to do with the issues.
Did I understand correctly that Luke you got a Win 7 joined to Samba 3
domain? So far I have not seen a confirmed case that anyone has
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