[Samba] information about XP <-> samba ?

Greg S. Miller gmiller at eccbm.com
Thu Oct 17 16:13:00 GMT 2002

I've been using Samba 2.2.5 on RedHat 7.2 with 7 XP clients for almost a
year with no problems.  It actually was pretty smooth after I figured
out how to get samba running (this was my first install).  The reg hacks
are necessary but if you set them before you get into it all it creates
a whole lot less headaches.  Also remember to create machine trust
accounts on the server.  Google has a wealth of information on the
As far as everything working, everything works fine between the two
(Print server hasn't been tested).  Roaming profiles, personal folders,
everything you should expect from a file server.  I would say setup up a
dummy client with xp and test it out before you do a full upgrade.  This
will allow you to stream line the rest of the installs.  Good luck.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]
On Behalf Of Dr. Bernd Zimmermann
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 7:12 AM
To: pilsl at goldfisch.at
Cc: samba at samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] information about XP <-> samba ?


my experience so far: dont do it - dont use XP - use Win2K

WinNT Win2K all is woorking fine, but XP ist might work and it might
We habe a single XP computer in out environment and ist makes a lot of

At first after applying all registry pathces to XP it worked,
but suddenly after a non reproducable accident XP is ignoring
the Samba Server.
My personal experience with XP was the same.
After installation it worked, but after an hour "playing"
with XP and also an nonreproducable accident XP was ignoring

We still cant figure out what the problem is.

So if u use XP and Samba and if it works over a long time
(i.e. 4 weeks ore more) please write a FAQ ;-)

MY recommendation: dont use XP - Use Win2K


pilsl at goldfisch.at wrote:

> I'm thinking about upgrading our NT4-clients to XP in the near future
> and I want to know how well XP is supported by SAMBA in the recent
> samba-versions.
>  I found many single statements in usenet, but I wonder if there is a
> kind of XP-FAQ out there. (The one at samba-page is very outdated)
> Especially I need to know how well XP integrates in a existing
> NT4-domain (samba as PDC).
>  Then I need to know if there are any problems with fileservers (I
> remember rumours about reghacks one has to apply on XP to make things
> work)
>  And finally - if a machine is not part of the domain (guest-laptop):
> if a local XP-user with user/pass similar than on samba-server is
> sufficient for auth on the sambaserver ?
> thnx,
> peter

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