[Samba] windows 7 cannot connect

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 07:36:15 MDT 2011

Upgrading from 3.0x. to 3.4. has come up several times in the past.  You 
may see some earlier post from me on the subject.   Make a copy of your 
current smb.conf, private directory and locks directory.  (These 
directories should include your password database and other key files.)

Assuming a single server, no domain trusts, TDB backend, unix users in 
/etc/passwd,  the existing config should be mostly fine with samba 3.4.x.

You may need to explicitly create an "Administrator" account if one does 
not exist.

You may need to explicitly define a local unix "nobody" account to map 
as the guest account

     useradd   .... smbnobody
     vi smb.conf
      guest account = smb_nobody

There may have been changes on how password policies function (e.g 
maximum  password age etc.)

You may also want to run " net groupmap list" before and after the 
upgade to make sure that well know windows groups (e.g. Domain Admins, 
Domain Users, Users etc) are maintained.

On 08/10/2011 06:38 PM, Marc Fromm wrote:
> The server currently has 3.0.33 on it, but it needs at least 3.4 to work with windows 7 computers. Red hat will not be upgrading samba beyond 3.0.33 for their 32bit RH5 users. Thus I am stuck and cannot use yum and the red hat repos to do the upgrade.
> On site directed me to this page to download the rpms, but I am not experienced enough with manually updating a package.
> http://ftp.sernet.de/pub/samba/ . I downloaded all the files listed under the 3.6/rhel/5/i386 directory.
> Thus I was hoping to find to step by step on how to do the upgrade.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Weiss [mailto:cweiss at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 2:17 PM
> To: Marc Fromm
> Cc: John Drescher; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] windows 7 cannot connect
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Marc Fromm<Marc.Fromm at wwu.edu>  wrote:
>> 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.
> I think RH 5 has a samba 3.x package, or was that only Centos?  I don't recall what version it was intro'd

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