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

Andreas Oster aoster at novanetwork.de
Tue May 13 09:33:08 MDT 2014

Hi Marc,

I have  checked the Logs but could not find any errors but will check again.


Best regards


Am 13. Mai 2014 17:27:41 schrieb Marc Muehlfeld <mmuehlfeld at samba.org>:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Marc

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