[Samba] Samba Server Under Microsoft Windows Network

Fabian von Romberg fromberg100 at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 3 02:04:02 MST 2013

Hi Hleb,

thank you very much for the tip.

I have another question.  As you might see Im just setting up my samba4 server as an active directory domain controller.

When I login from XP, everything works fine, but when I tried to open a shared folder on my samba server I get asked for username and password.
I type the same username and password as I do on the login, but it keeps asking for username and password.  Im running samba in debug level 3.
It is funny, every time I try with username and password, I dont see on the console that what I put as username/password is validated.
For your reference my smb.conf as follows:

	workgroup = MYDOMAIN
	netbios name = PDC
	server role = active directory domain controller
	server services = rpc, nbt, wrepl, ldap, cldap, drepl, kdc, ntp_signd, kcc, dnsupdate, smb
	dcerpc endpoint servers = epmapper, wkssvc, rpcecho, samr, netlogon, lsarpc, spoolss, drsuapi, dssetup, unixinfo, browser, eventlog6, backupkey, dnsserver, winreg, srvsvc

	path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol/expomediosgye.com/scripts
	read only = No

	path = /var/lib/samba/sysvol
	read only = No

	path = /var/lib/samba/usershares
	read only = No

On 02/03/2013 03:35 AM, Hleb Valoshka wrote:
> On 2/3/13, Fabian von Romberg <fromberg100 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Im running a samba4 server.  When I logged onto the server from a XP Machine
>> and then I go to My Network Places -> Microsoft Windows Network -> Mydomain
>> my samba4 server is not listed.
> It's well known and documented limitation of current samba.
>> What could be the reason? Should I set up anything on my XP machine?
> I know workaround:
> 1) Use windows or samba3 (or samba4 configured as classic server)
> boxes to serve as netbios browsers. Set "os level=1" in your smb.conf,
> this sh'ld be enough.
> 2) Start on your samba4 AD server nmbd from any 3.* series.

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