Windows 8 can join to Samba3 domain?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Sep 18 11:28:28 MDT 2011

On Sun, 2011-09-18 at 10:47 +0900, TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote:
> Recently I examined if Windows 8 developer preview can join to Samba3
> domain (I used Samba 3.5.6). 
> I found that even if DomainCompatibilityMode set to 1, Windows 8 still
> sent CLDAP queries, tried to connect to RPC (135/tcp) and at last
> failed to join to Samba3 domain.
> (Of course DNSNameResolutionRequired is set to 0.)
> This behavior is recognized as a problem to fix? Or Samba Team accepts
> that Windows 8 can not join to Samba3 domain? Or I mistook something?

That's a very interesting question.  I'll ask the Microsoft folks when I
meet them this week.

If they really have dropped this, we may start to really need this
Samba4 thing we have been working so hard on ;-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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