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Windows 7: How do I join a samba domain with windows 7?

07 Oct 2009   #1
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I join a samba domain with windows 7?

Hello, I am trying to join our samba domain at home, and it just keeps saying unable to join x domain. The specified domain does not exist or could not be contacted.

Any help?


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07 Oct 2009   #2
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

You join it like any other Windows domain. The samba host is pretending to be an AD domain controller (AD). Hence, it needs to expose the same DC-related DNS (SRV) records, the same sysvol share, policies...
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08 Oct 2009   #3
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The samba host is pretending to be a domain controller. Windows xp and windows vista can join the domain just fine, its just windows 7 that doesn't want to join.
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08 Oct 2009   #4
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evilhugbear View Post
The samba host is pretending to be a domain controller. Windows xp and windows vista can join the domain just fine, its just windows 7 that doesn't want to join.
A packet trace would be the quickest and most deteministic way to find out why (www.wireshark.com).

If you want assistance with trace analysis, upload it here (zipped up) and I or others can help.
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08 Oct 2009   #5
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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09 Oct 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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