[Samba] Browing in Samba4 AD domain

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Apr 1 16:43:12 UTC 2016

On 31/03/16 05:15, Jason Voorhees wrote:
> Hello guys:
> Some weeks ago I've implemented a couple of Samba4 servers. One of them
> running Zentyal 4.2 Development version and the other one on a Samba built
> from source on CentOS 7. Both are running Samba 4.3.4.
> There are 35 machines joined to my domain and users are complaining that
> they can't see all the machines in the network through the browsing feature
> from Windows. Sometimes only a few machines appear, then a few more appear
> and later dissapear some others, it seems a little erratic.
> I wonder if this behavior is due to what the link shown below says:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/FAQ#Why_is_Network_Neighbourhood_empty_or_does_not_show_all_machines_in_an_Samba_AD_environment.3F
> If true, is there a way to "fix" this problem so we can see ALL the
> computers joined to the domain while they're online in the MS network?
> Thanks in advance.

Hi, if you are running Samba as an AD DC, then what the link is telling 
you is still true, there is no browsing with a Samba AD DC. You could 
try setting up a domain member server and run the smbd, nmbd & winbind 
deamons, this way you will get browsing.


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