[Samba] Windows 7 samba 4 domain join problem

jared.m.jacobson at L-3com.com jared.m.jacobson at L-3com.com
Tue Sep 10 08:27:03 MDT 2013

Thanks for your help.


I tried configuring the Windows 7 registry settings listed here, even
though it says it shouldn't be necessary for an Active Directory domain:
The client acts exactly the same.


Are there other registry settings somewhere else, or is this some other




From: luisforchesatto at gmail.com [mailto:luisforchesatto at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 6:25 AM
To: Jacobson, Jared M @ CSG - CSW
Subject: Re: [Samba] Windows 7 samba 4 domain join problem


Greetings Jared. 


Let's start the troubleshoot with Win7. Normally you need to modofy it's
registry to Win7 work with Samba. Was it done?




2013/9/5 <jared.m.jacobson at l-3com.com>

I stood up a samba 4 (4.0.9) Active Directory domain controller on a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 server, configured in accordance with the Samba
AD DC HOWTO <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_DC_HOWTO> , and
tailored to the domain name I want.  I'm trying to join a Windows 7
Enterprise Edition client to the domain.  Windows responds with "Your
computer could not be joined to the domain because the following error
has occurred: The network path was not found."


I used wireshark to capture the message exchange.  ... here's a summary
of the messages
exchanged (C = Win 7 client, S = samba server, pretending client IP is, server IP is, server name is server, client
name is client, and domain name is domain.name):


13.   C->S: CLDAP search request "<ROOT>" baseobject
a.       Filter: DnsDomain=domain.name && Host=CLIENT && User=CLIENT &&
AAC=80:01:00:00 && NtVer=0x20000016
b.      Attributes: netlogon
14.   S->C: CLDAP serchresentry
a.       Type: netlogon

Based on this exchange, it looks like the Win 7 client is trying to use
the username CLIENT (message 13) rather than the "Administrator"
username I put in when attempting to join the domain, and the server is
rejecting that user because it doesn't know that user.

Is it normal for the Win 7 client to use the computer name for the
username, here?  Did I miss something in the HOWTO?  Am I supposed to
add the client computer name to the Active Directory before trying to
join the domain?

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