[Samba] Replacing a Samba 3.0 Domain controller

Mark Nienberg mnlists at tippingstructural.com
Sat Jan 30 01:47:19 UTC 2016

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 6:50 AM, Frank Thynne <fthynne at elmplace.co.uk>

> Despite advice on Samba HOWTO that all supported versions will support
> Windows 7 there seems to be an unstated caveat, namely that it must be
> configured as an Active Directory Domain Controller. Microsoft's own advice
> is that Windows 7 will not work with a Windows NT domain controller and is
> not intended to do so.

Windows 7 clients work just fine on samba NT-style domains. There is no
need for Active Directory if you don't want it.

On the Windows clients you have to make one registry change as described


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