[Samba] Re: Windows 7 RC
P.Rynhart at massey.ac.nz
Wed May 13 22:03:54 GMT 2009
We can confirm that only the first two keys (i.e.
DomainCompatibilityMode & DomainCompatibilityMode) are required in order
for Samba 3.3.4 & Windows 7 RC to domain join and interoperate.
Immediately after a domain join, we have observed the following message
from the Windows 7 client (which appears to be benign as discussed below):
"Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to "" failed.
The name will remain "TESTDOMAIN". The error was:
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"
This doesn't appear to impact the client subsequently participating in
the Samba 3 domain, and I presume it is because Windows 7 requests a DNS
name from the DC (which only makes sense in an Active Directory
Dr Patrick Rynhart
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Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 03:28:07PM +0900, Yasuma Takeda wrote:
>>> That won't work. Your only chance is Samba 3.3.4 with
>>> DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
>>> DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode = 0
>>> DWORD RequireSignOnSeal = 0
>>> DWORD RequireStrongKey = 0
>>> Haven't tested that yet, but you should get some steps
>> I succeeded to join Windows 7(RC) to Samba 3.3.4 domain.
>> 1. I installed Windows 7.
>> 2. I changed above 4 parameters by regedit on Windows 7.
>> 3. Windows 7 can join to the domain which is provided by Samba 3.3.4.
> Just FYI: I haven't tried myself, but probably the keys in
> HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Netlogon\Parameters are not
> required, Samba does all the necessary crypto.
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