[Samba] Browing in Samba4 AD domain

Jason Voorhees jvoorhees1 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 18:05:32 UTC 2016

I've found an old thread in which you were participating:


It's more clear to me now but not at all. Since there seems to be different
code for nbt and nmbd which handle WINS replication and browsing, which
feature is what I need to setup in my MS network for properly browse all
the machines in the domain?

I would ask again, should I setup a Samba host (member of the domain) as a
WINS server which is used by all the windows computers to achieve what I

Thanks again :)

On Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 12:59 PM, Jason Voorhees <jvoorhees1 at gmail.com>

> 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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