[Samba] Windows XP SP3 cannot join to the Samba AD domain on Debian 11 4.17.10

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Sep 13 09:11:02 UTC 2023

On Wed, 13 Sep 2023 11:45:10 +0300
Michael Tokarev via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> 12.09.2023 22:36, Andrew Bartlett via samba:
> > Thanks.  Can you please write up a wiki page with these details?
> Andrew, are you sure we wan this info easily findable on the wiki? :)
> I mean, it is terrible, it really is.. I wonder if Microsoft allows
> to join WinXP machines to the current AD domain.  The thing is that
> whole thing should not be used in 2023+, period.  Yes, I understand
> there might be various interesting use cases, but that often can be
> done on a stand-alone WinXP machine, not joined to a domain, - so the
> whole domain isn't crippled.

Hello Michael, I feel the same as yourself, I just wish that XP would
go away. The problem is that there are very expensive pieces of
equipment out there that use an embedded version of XP and these will
not go away. There are ways around them, such as 'sandboxing' them.

What I think the whole 'embedded' thing has shown, is that you really
shouldn't buy any expensive equipment that has a computer that
cannot be updated/upgraded easily.


> It's interesting that Win2003 does not require all the same
> low-security settings.
> BTW, Paolo, I'm curious, - which licensing concerns/issues do you
> have? Microsoft does not sell these versions of windows anymore.  But
> granted, I've no idea what actual terms applies to already sold
> products now, way past end-of-life.
> Myself, I can't say I'm a "software pirate", but I do use many
> versions of windows on my own home machine - to test how windows
> behaves in various versions of QEMU and sometimes test them with
> samba too, - to ensure we ship good samba or qemu able to run
> windows. I don't have licenses for them, and I've no idea if such
> usage is legal or not (more likely not)..
> > This does disable all AES use, it is unfortunate that you had to set
> > the supported enctypes = 4, there may be a better way to do this.
> [...]

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