[Samba] Samba Version required for Win7 Clients

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 11:03:53 MDT 2010

On 03/16/2010 03:19 AM, csirt wrote:
> David,
> thank you! Silly enough i wrote the page, only recognising the registry
> hacks not the required Samba version.
> Are there any pitfalls while upgrading from 3.0.x to 3.3 or above? Which is
> the recommende Version i should upgrade to?
> regards
> 2010/3/16 David Adam<zanchey at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au>
>> On Tue, 16 Mar 2010, csirt wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> which version of Samba do i need, when i want to run Win 7 Clients ?
>>> At the moment i am running Samba version 3.0.28a with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
>> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7 suggests you will need a Samba
>> 3.4 or 3.3 version; 3.4.0 and 3.3.7 or above apparently work.
>> David Adam

I moved one server from 3.0.x to 3.4.x.   I had an 
"ou=groups,o=mydomain.com" entry for my unix groups and an 
"ou=smb_groups,o=mydomain.com" for my group mapping entries.   The 
"Domain Users" group mapped to a unix group called "samba_domusers."  
(same with other well known groups.)  Samba 3.4 read through the entire 
ldap tree so I ended up with some duplication.  Since the group mapping 
was messed up, any thing that involved the "Domain Users" being part of 
local users on a particular machine wouldn't work right.

I got ride of the "ou=smb_groups" container, renamed samba_domusers unix 
group to "Domain Users" (and so one for the other groups.)

I also added following to smb.conf

     guest account = smb_nobody

And all seemed OK.

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