[Samba] Windows 7 Pro/64 unable to contact domain controller
steve at steve-ss.com
Wed Aug 27 05:43:50 MDT 2014
On Tue, 2014-08-26 at 17:09 -0400, Gary Dale wrote:
> On 26/08/14 04:42 PM, Gregory Sloop wrote:
> > Re: [Samba] Windows 7 Pro/64 unable to contact domain controller
> > *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.]
> > -Greg
> The DNS is handled through a D-Link DIR-825 router, although it doesn't
> do it properly.
DNS should be handled by your WINS box, not the router. Set the DNS of
the win7 box you are having problems with to that of the debian box
running WINS. Join the domain before you try to login.
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