[Samba] Registry Settings for Windows 7

ray klassen julius_ahenobarbus at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Apr 20 10:31:26 MDT 2010

The sambawiki has some helpful info on a windows 7 box joining a samba 3 domain. It also worked fine with windows 2008 server.

My problem is this (quoting from the wiki)

   "Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to "" failed.
    The name will remain "MYDOM".  The error was:

    The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted" 

This warning can be ignored or silenced with setting other registry keys. 

Does anyone know what registry keys are referred to here? I'd really like to stop the machine from changing its name to name.domain. I'm trying to deploy a remote desktop application that complains that the name of the machine is not the same as the name of the certificate.


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