[Samba] MS Remote Desktop issue related to Samba 4 ?

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Tue May 13 10:27:38 MDT 2014

Hello Andreas,

Am 13.05.2014 15:55, schrieb Andreas Oster:
> I am currently struggling with an odd MS Remote Desktop issue which
> might be related to our Samba4 AD (version: 4.2.0pre1-GIT-d7c22d5
> domain/forest-level 2008_R2) setup.
> We are unable to connect to Win7 machines (all available latest patches
> installed) via RDP after they have been joined to the domain. We have
> made sure, that RDP is enabled and the firewall exceptions are in place.
> We actually tried with firewall turned off, also. When trying to connect
> with an AD account we get to the welcome screen but not further. The
> physical screen of the machine does not get locked. When doing the same,
> using a local admin account we can successfully log in via RDP.
> Does anybody have an idea what could be the cause of this issue ?
> I tested the same at home in my small samba4 domain, without any
> modified GPOs, and face the same issue.

My first guess was that, a GPO or a local policy could cause that. But 
if you have already checked this, it might something else.

Anything interesting in the Windows Eventlog / Samba Logfiles?

I only can say, that at work I have a Samba 4.1.7 AD, and it's no 
problem to RDP to machines joined to the domain with domain accounts.


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