[Samba] Vista Joining Samba Domain 3.0.24-6etch10

James james at nttmcl.com
Thu Oct 2 21:37:23 GMT 2008

I think i might've found the problem but don't know how to fix it?

Vista uses DNS to find PDC domain name while XP uses WINS

is there anyway to allow vista to find a PDC domain name without having
a valid DNS record for it or to find it using WINS?
or maybe i'm mistaken altogether

Help is much appreciated,

James wrote:
> Hi guys i'm having problem joining a vista machine to Samba PDC
> I can connect XP machines ok but the vista one keep giving an error that
> it can't locate the active directory
> The detailed info says something about DNS SRV records.
> I know i've gotten this working without SRV records before but i don't
> remember what i did.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> James

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