[Samba] Issue with Samba4 and Active Directory 2008R2

Ron Short short at sgi.com
Fri Sep 2 20:01:06 UTC 2016

We installed Samba4.


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From: Denis Cardon <denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr<mailto:denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr>>
Date: Friday, Sep 02, 2016, 13:57
To: Ron Short <short at sgi.com<mailto:short at sgi.com>>, samba at lists.samba.org <samba at lists.samba.org<mailto:samba at lists.samba.org>>
Subject: Re: [Samba] Issue with Samba4 and Active Directory 2008R2

Hi Ron,

> We are attempting to connect a RHEL 6.8 server running Samba4/Winbind to
> a Windows 2008R2 Active Directory.

what version of samba4? rhel6 shiped with a 3.5, no?

> We can make the connections, see the server in the "computers" section
> of the AD.  We have been able to establish valid Kerberos connections
> and can establish a trust relationship.
> When we run the wbinfo utility we are able to retrieve group
> information, information pertaining to the DC, information pertaining to
> the domain, but we receive nothing back from the wbinfo -u command.

I have seen such behavior in the past. You shouldn't base your
conclusion on that, but try to call wbinfo -i username, and then
chown/chgrp with a domain user/group a few files. It is more relevant.

And then test with smbclient and from a windows desktop.

Hope this helps,


> Also we have not setup the Samba4 server as a DC, nor do we want to.
> Looking for possible areas to examine.
> Thanks

Denis Cardon
Tranquil IT Systems
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