[Samba] DFS root only works for more recent Windows clients

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Thu Jun 9 04:42:48 MDT 2011

For me working without any trouble. Centos 5.5,5.4,5.6.
Did you:
host msdfs=yes???

EDV Daniel Müller

Leitung EDV
Tropenklinik Paul-Lechler-Krankenhaus
Paul-Lechler-Str. 24
72076 Tübingen

Tel.: 07071/206-463, Fax: 07071/206-499
eMail: mueller at tropenklinik.de
Internet: www.tropenklinik.de
-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im
Auftrag von Bruce Richardson
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 9. Juni 2011 11:40
An: Samba
Betreff: [Samba] DFS root only works for more recent Windows clients

I've been testing DFS roots and I'm finding that while Vista and 2008
Server clients can connect with no problems, Windows XP Pro and 2003
Server clients fail.  This seems like it's the wrong way round - Samba
usually has more difficulties with recent Windows versions than older
ones - but I can only assume that there's some registry/policy change
between the versions.  If anybody has seen similar issues or has an idea
of the likely cause, I'd be very glad of the help.

Using the Samba3x packages on Centos, so it's Samba 3.5.4.  Very simple

#======================= Global Settings


        workgroup = OFFICE
        server string = 

# ------------------------- Domain Members Options

        security = domain
        passdb backend = tdbsam
        password server = *

# -------------------------- Share Default Options

        writeable = no
        browseable = yes
        printable = no
        write list = @domadmins,
        valid users = @domadmins, @domusers,

# ---------------------------- Share Definitions

        path = /dfsroot
        msdfs root = yes


Bitterly it mathinketh me, that I spent mine wholle lyf in the lists
against the ignorant.  -- Roger Bacon, "Doctor Mirabilis"
To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the
instructions:  https://lists.samba.org/mailman/options/samba

More information about the samba mailing list