[Samba] Fwd: Win 7 Pro

samba at printflow.eu samba at printflow.eu
Tue Oct 4 01:51:10 MDT 2011

I added WINS server to my DHCP config and  now I join domain. THX ! I 
did not undo settings from http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7 to 
check. I will try with next machine in about week. This page also noted 
that registry setting is not needed with patch from MS witch seems be 

This led me to other question, I have two PDCs on my network for two 
companies. If I set both WINS server in DHCP setting may I expect it 
will work? Does w7 checks both of them?


On 2011-10-04 0:57, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-10-03 at 13:51 -0400, John Drescher wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 1:46 PM,<samba at printflow.eu>  wrote:
>>> On 2011-10-03 19:40, John Drescher wrote:
>>>>> Is there anything else I may try ?
>>>> Make sure you have your WINS settings in your windows 7 client so that
>>>> the client can find the PDC.
>>> Any hint in this ? In ipconfig I see only WINS proxy disabled.
>> I usually set the PDC as a WINS server and add that to the windows
>> client. Or make sure your DNS servers have the PDC records so the
>> windows client can find the PDC.
>> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/does-samba-pdc-need-dns-544436/
> I'm sorry, but almost every suggestion in that forum post is wrong.
> If you are joining Windows 7 to Samba (3.x) domain controllers, follow
> our official instructions:  http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7
> Andrew Bartlett

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