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

Andreas Oster aoster at novanetwork.de
Tue May 13 11:29:19 MDT 2014

Am 13/05/14 18:41, schrieb Andy Durant:
> Getting stuck on the welcome screen is almost related to a DNS issue
> with RDP.
> Have you checked and double checked your dns settings?
> Andy
> On 5/13/2014 12:38 PM, Linda W wrote:
>> Andreas Oster wrote:
>>> 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.
>> ---
>>    What do you mean by you "get to the "welcome screen but not further"?
>>    The only welcome message I see is when it is in the final stages
>> (I've been
>> authenticated) and then it goes on to show me the desktop.
>>    I would think it is checking permissions then.  Does it just hang? or
>> is there any message?
>>    Are you sure the login you are using to RDP is permitted on the client
>> to login remotely?  I.e. if you go to the system properties page
>> (controlpanel->system, "advanced system settings", then select the
>> 'Remote'
>> tab -- bottom section shows where you can select which users are allowed.
>>    Might check the event logs on the target system to see if it says
>> anything about any attempts to login via remote-desktop...
Hello Andy,

I have done some packet capturing and have seen that in addition to the 
TCP connection on port 3389 to the client there are DNS requests 
following. Can you explain what might go wrong DNSwise ? I get the same 
result when using the clients IP.


best regards


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