Unable to join a domain with windows 7 beta1

doug2168 d4.laptop at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 16:05:08 GMT 2009

yes, it would be nice to know if luke got a windows 7 machine to join a samba
domain or not. i've been at it now for 2 days and have had no success. i'm
running a ubuntu dapper server with samba 3.022, 4 win xp pro machines
joined to the samba domain and have had no luck getting win 7 to join. i can
see and access shares all across the network but have no luck getting the
box to join.

i've tried all of the vista fixes found through google and done a side by
side comparison of an xp pro setup vs win 7. all settings are the same.

Jouko Markkanen-2 wrote:
> 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 
> are supported).
> 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 
> accomplished it.
> - J

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