[Samba] windows 7 cannot connect

Marc Fromm Marc.Fromm at wwu.edu
Wed Aug 10 14:13:08 MDT 2011

My googling seems to point at upgrading samba to 3.4. Currently installed on my RHEL 5.2 32 bit server is as listed below for smb and samba.

If I was running RHEL 64 bit I would be supported by red hat and updating the OS to the latest 5.x would provide this for me. For some reason red hat feels they do not need to support their 32 bit users, which my server is running, and updating the OS does not update certain packages like samba and php. Even though I have paid support with red hat they will not provide support to update the needed packages.

Thus, is there a detailed set of procedures on how to manually upgrade samba on a RHEL 5.2 server? I do not want to try this by trial and error and cripple the server.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Drescher [mailto:drescherjm at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:00 PM
To: Marc Fromm; samba
Subject: Re: [Samba] windows 7 cannot connect

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Marc Fromm <Marc.Fromm at wwu.edu> wrote:
> I just set up my first windows 7 desktop. When I try to map a drive to the red hat linux samba share it complains that the "server cannot perform the requested operation." Windows XP machines work with no problem.
> The linux samba information:
> [root at finaid45 samba]$ rpm -qa | grep smb
> pam_smb-1.1.7-7.2.1
> libsmbclient-3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2
> gnome-vfs2-smb-2.16.2-8.el5
> [root at finaid45 samba]$ rpm -qa | grep samba
> samba-client-3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2
> samba-common-3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2
> samba-3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2
> system-config-samba-1.2.41-5.el5

Is the samba machine a pdc?


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