[Samba] Windows 7 Pro/64 unable to contact domain controller
gregs at sloop.net
Tue Aug 26 14:42:25 MDT 2014
GD> 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?
GD> The Samba logs show absolutely nothing happening which suggests that
GD> Windows is accurate when it says it can't find or connect to a login
GD> server / domain controller.
GD> I've been through all the Google searches I can think of and haven't
GD> found much beyond the local security policy and local registry changes.
GD> I can connect to shares on the computer only when I use a local account.
This sounds a lot like DNS that isn't operating as you'd expect. [i.e. A DNS query doesn't return the correct address for the server, or perhaps any address at all.]
What's handling DNS for the problem workstation, and is it handing out answers properly. [A rogue DHCP server which pollutes DNS could cause it too.]
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