[Samba] Samba as PDC for WinXP, Win9

Robert Adkins raa at impelind.com
Mon Jan 27 14:32:17 GMT 2003


	What version of Windows XP are you using? If your client has purchased   
computers from Best Buy or a similar electronics "mega-store" they likely   
received WinXP Home Edition. (Which is what it sounds like based upon the   
use of Win9x machines you mentioned.)

	If that is the case, then you will be unable to get the WinXP machines   
to see the Samba Server (or a Windows Server for that matter) as anything   
other then a workgroup connected server. WinXP Home Edition doesn't have   
the ability to connect to a Domain, it was never included in the OS   
Design. This could become an issue for you, if your client isn't to up on   
some of the technical aspects of things. (Because they might come away   
thinking that this Samba thing isn't capable of being a DC, even though   
it is WinXP HE that is the problem.)

	If they are running Windows XP Professional, then the issue might be   
related to the release of Samba you are using. Update to the latest   
stable release of Samba. We have not a single Windows XP machine   
connected to our Domain. However, I have read of some issues with   
connecting Windows XP machines to a Samba Domain. Most everyone is   
recommended to update to the latest version of Samba and that is usually   
the end of their responses regarding that issue.

Robert Adkins II
IT Manager/Buyer
Impel Industries, Inc.
Ph. 586-254-5800
Fx. 586-254-5804

 -----Original Message-----
From: Simon A. F. Lund [mailto:safl at vip.cybercity.dk]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 2:20 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org; Robert Adkins
Subject: [Samba] Samba as PDC for WinXP, Win98 and Win95



Ive just got the lovely job of converting and old Windows NT 4
fileserver to FreeBSD, ive set up samba before as a simple fileshare but
this place requires roaming profile login from WinXP, Win98 and Win95
My question is whether or not any of you people have any experience with
this and might be able to give some tips on the way? I've tried fidling
with it but i cant get my WinXP clients to logon to the domain :(

I need all the help i can get :)


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