[Samba] Samba 4 Client Directory Contents Refresh

rcone rcone at securepaymentsystems.com
Thu Jan 18 19:43:08 UTC 2018

Thank you for the reply.

I would prefer a RHEL 7 Samba 4 directive to address this.  Like a global directive.

We have a good amount of Windows workstations of different version involved, I do not want to have to change them all.  We do not use AD (large workgroup).  I have only tested with Windows 7 (my workstation).

My concern is merely a difference in behavior between RHEL 5 (Samba 3), and RHEL 7 (Samba 7).  We are migrating from RHEL 5 to RHEL 7, I simply do not want any behavior changes, and really, there should not be.

If anyone out there can assist on this further, that would be great.


-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Muehlfeld [mailto:mmuehlfeld at samba.org] 
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:28 AM
To: rcone <rcone at securepaymentsystems.com>; 'Samba (samba at lists.samba.org)' <samba at lists.samba.org>
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba 4 Client Directory Contents Refresh

Hello Rick,

Am 17.01.2018 um 20:20 schrieb rcone via samba:
> Starting to use Samba 4 on RHEL 7.  I noticed that new files do not 
> get refreshed automatically for display in a Windows directory listing 
> on Samba 4, and requires a manual refresh in Windows for them to>
appear.  This behavior appears to be different from RHEL 5 (Samba 3),
> where new files appear automatically.  Is there a new global directive 
> in Samba 4 for an automatic directory content refresh?

This is a client setting and caused by SMB2 client redirector caching.
For details, see:

Set all three registry keys mentioned in the MS doc to "0" and reboot.

I'm sure there is a GPO for this as well.


PS: The reason because this did not happen on servers running on Samba 3 was that SMB2 was not enabled by default before Samba 4.x.

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