[Samba] Active Directory share strange issue

Andy Durant adurant at vestec.com
Fri Mar 14 12:46:48 MDT 2014

As a test, I recreated my AD-DC in another VM and it works just as it 
did before.  I can browse via \\server or \\server\share.  I re-used the 
same sources that I used before for the now non-functional DC.

I initially followed the AD how-to on the samba wiki, and didn't do 
anything with nmbd, and I don't use network neighbourhood, so am unable 
to tell you whether it was listed there or not.

Given that it worked before and works on a test machine, I'm leaning 
toward something changed in my machine that broke it.  Unfortunately 
whatever is broken is blocking Group Policy and other functions.  I know 
it shouldn't given I can browse directly to shares and see the actually 
policy but it does break it.  Editing the policy from group policy 
tools, give me a file not found error, and all the test clients have 
group policy errors because they can not find it..


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On 3/12/2014 3:16 PM, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Am 12.03.2014 18:49, schrieb Thomas Schulz:
>> In another mail thread someone said that they were running the nmbd 
>> daemon
>> and the samba daemon together and that allowed browsing to work on a
>> Domain Controller. One of the samba developers joined the discussion and
>> said that you should not do that. The nmbd daemon and the samba 
>> daemon will
>> both be trying to do that other stuff and that in time things will get
>> messed up.
>> It may be that Samba 4.2.*, which is what you get from the git 
>> master, is
>> going to add browsing to a Domain Controller. If so, that might be 
>> why you
>> had browsing working. Or perhaps you somehow had a nmbd daemon 
>> running for
>> awhile.
> There is a way to get nmbd started, but it's really not recommended. 
> The browsing support doesn't work like it should. I'd tried it in 
> production, but the network neighbourhood shows always just a small 
> bunch of computers - not even all from the same subnet.
> I don't know the state of the development of network neighbourhood 
> functions in Samba AD. It's planned to get it working again. But I 
> guess there are more important things to fix/implement.
> Regards,
> Marc


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