[Samba] Browing in Samba4 AD domain

Jason Voorhees jvoorhees1 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 17:59:10 UTC 2016

Thanks for replying. I wasn't sure about what the link tried to tell me but
you just have confirmed it :)

So, if I understood correctly, do I have to setup a WINS server in another
member machine (let's say another Samba host) and point all my windows
computers to such Samba as WINS server?

On Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Rowland penny <rpenny at samba.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Rowland
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