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

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 07:14:39 MDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 7:09 AM, Bruce Richardson <itsbruce at workshy.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 12:42:48PM +0200, Daniel Müller wrote:
>> For me working without any trouble. Centos 5.5,5.4,5.6.
>> Did you:
>> host msdfs=yes???
> That's the default setting for host msdfs, so there should be no need to
> set it.  But yes, I did set it explicitly and it made no difference.
> It is now longer explicitly specified, but
>        "testparm --parameter-name 'host msdfs'
> returns "Yes".  Remember, this works for recent versions of windows, so
> msdfs *is* enabled.

Its working for me for years at work with (xp, xp64, and now windows7
64 bit). I as of a few months I am running samba-3.5.8 on the dfs root
however I had 3.0.37 installed up until recently.

Did you reboot the xp clients after enabling the dfs root?


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