[Samba] Re: Windows 7 RC

Patrick Rynhart P.Rynhart at massey.ac.nz
Wed May 13 22:13:00 GMT 2009

Correction to this post as the second DWORD should have been

However, I'm interested to know why the error message we receive occurs
- it seems to me that setting DNSNameResolutionRequired to 0 should also
prevent Windows 7 attempting to set its DNS name after the domain join.



Patrick Rynhart wrote:
> Hi Volker,
> 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
> environment ?)
> Regards,
> Patrick

Dr Patrick Rynhart
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