[Samba] Samba 4 - problems with name resolution on Windows 7 clients

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Wed Apr 10 11:15:27 MDT 2013

On 04/10/2013 09:48 AM, X-Dimension wrote:
> We have a strange name resolution problem on Windows 7 clients. 
> (Windows XP clients are working fine!)
> If a Windows 7 client is connected more than 7 or 8 hours to our Samba 
> 4 active directory server, we can't
> do "ping servername" anymore, but "ping servername.domainname" works 
> fine.
> After logout and login again to the Windows 7 clients everything works!
Can you check what is the ipconfig /all output on windows 7 clients ? 
also you should do a tcpdump/wireshark trace on your client to see which 
DNS request it is doing.
> The main problem is, that all Windows clients access the samba shares 
> by \\servername\sharename
> and not \\servername.domainname\sharename and after 7 or 8 hours our 
> users can't access the files
> or programs on these shares.
> What goes wrong here and what is the best way to fix this? I can 
> change some GPOs and set all
> shares to \\servername.domainname\sharename, but if there is a better 
> solution i would prefer this.
> Thx for help! :)


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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