[Samba] Samba PDC with Windows 7 support request

Jiří Procházka jiri.prochazka at norbou.com
Tue Jan 31 14:25:21 MST 2012

Dear Samba support team,

I have a question on Samba 3.5.8 please, which is not solved by searching
the forums. I tried all suggested solutions, but nothing take effect.



- small public school

- We have Ubuntu Server 11.04 64-bit

- Samba 3.5.8 as PDC

- Windows XP and Windows 7 Pro SP1 clients

- On Windows XP everything works. Login is quick and reliable there.



But our problem is with Windows 7 domain clients, where login and logout
takes more than 1,5 minute with clear user profile. Yes, we have only 100
Mbit LAN, but why XP can operate so much faster? We are using Aero with
background images, but logon locally is very fast. Only using travel
profiles is very slow.


I have tried:

-          Disable IPv6, 

-          Disabled UAC

-          set policies time to wait on server, 

-          I applied all performace recommended settings suggested at
samba.org for Windows 7 (http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7)




Very similar post I have found here:



Domain users experience a slow login performance on Windows 7 clients that
joined into a samba domain (Samba version 3.5.4). The Windows 7 client was
joined successfully into the domain with the Windows 7 registry settings
adjusted according to http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7
(DomainCompatibilityMode = 0 and DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0).



We need solve this bug, in other case we can’t use Samba as PDC and we must
change the platform. Please put this request on free support boards or send
me an offer for paid support.


Can help adding this to GLOBAL section?

   domain master = yes

   local master = yes

   preffered master = yes

   os level = 64



Thanks a lot,

I hope I’m not disturbing main Samba developers,


With best regards,

Jiri Prochazka

Teacher from Waldorf high school in Prague



Czech and English only :-)

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