Unable to join a domain with windows 7 beta1

Luke Howard lukeh at padl.com
Fri Jan 16 13:29:15 GMT 2009

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  

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?


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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