[Samba] Windows 7 Pro/64 unable to contact domain controller

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Tue Aug 26 14:15:54 MDT 2014

On 26/08/14 12:26 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
> I have a number of systems running Windows 7/pro 64bit connecting to a 
> Debian/Wheezy Samba DC. After one was rebooted today, I was unable to 
> log on with a domain account, with the usual message about being 
> unable to connect to a domain controller.
> After logging on with a local account, I tried rejoining the domain 
> but was unable - again Windows complained that it can't contact the 
> domain controller. Re-did the Window registry settings change to allow 
> Win7 to connect to an NT-style domain but still no luck. Same when I 
> turned off the firewall. Rebooted multiple times in the process.
> I can connect to network shares on the Samba DC (3.6.6) and can 
> connect with SWAT using the NetBIOS name but others can't connect to 
> shares on this computer.
> Any ideas?

The Samba logs show absolutely nothing happening which suggests that 
Windows is accurate when it says it can't find or connect to a login 
server / domain controller.

I've been through all the Google searches I can think of and haven't 
found much beyond the local security policy and local registry changes.

I can connect to shares on the computer only when I use a local account.

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