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Windows 8
« on: November 02, 2012, 03:52:23 PM »
Has anyone attempted to connect a windows 8 computer to an SME server running as a domain controller?

Re: Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 09:56:23 AM »
Has anyone attempted to connect a windows 8 computer to an SME server running as a domain controller?

Hi All,
we also having problem with a few of our workstation using windows 8,
we been trying to joining windows 8 to the domain (SME 8) but cannot

darmasanthi

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 10:52:00 AM »
daniel & darmasanthi

Did you search the Internet re this issue.
It seems that samba 4 or maybe samba 3.7.x (as a minimum) is needed to support domain joining & domain login, & the samba version in sme8 is lower than that.

rpm -q samba3x
samba3x-3.5.10-0.110.el5_8

Start Googling.

I suggest you lodge a bug report at bugzilla as this ability obviously will be desired by many people soon as Window 8 usage spreads.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 06:54:37 PM »
Yep

Need it also here. We plan to go windows 8 on all workstation with the special offer. Would be nice to know if there is a workaround.

Re: Windows 8
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 08:34:29 PM »
Need it also here.

Mary has already says what needs to be done as the first step.

Quote from: mary
I suggest you lodge a bug report at bugzilla ...

Re: Windows 8
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 03:42:07 PM »
According to some "rumors" it seems that using the same procedure as for 7 it should work.

(http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.network.samba.internals/59476)
(https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2012-September/169193.html)

This is the standard "tweak" for 7:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManWorkstation\Parameters]
“DNSNameResolutionRequired”=dword:00000000
“DomainCompatibilityMode”=dword:00000001

I can't test it due to the lack of a Windows 8 Pro PC; if anybody could test it I think this should be useful for everybody.

Nicola
« Last Edit: November 23, 2012, 03:50:34 PM by nicolatiana »
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 04:06:14 PM »
Can someone confirm this?

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2012, 02:26:13 AM »
cyberjuls2 & all

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Can someone confirm this?

I don't yet have Windows 8 so my comments are based on google search results.

There appears to be 2 issues, one is the ability to join the domain, the other is the ability to login as a user.
Some tweaks will allow the domain to be joined, but not allow a user to login, so that may be the source of these "rumours".
There is a further issue as to whether smb2 is being used or is disabled on the Windows 8 PC.

My earlier reading (googling) suggested samba4 or (maybe) minimally samba 3.7.x was needed to support both domain joining & user login by a Windows 8 workstation.

This post
http://www.mail-archive.com/samba@lists.samba.org/msg121155.html

suggests that with samba 3.6.6 on the Linux domain controller, a Windows 8 PC (with smb2 enabled & with the Windows 7 registry tweaks in place) can join the domain , but does not support user login.
If smb2 is disabled on Windows 8 then domain joining & user login is possible, but there are some issues with logging off.
Also disabling smb2 on the domain controller seemed to also allow Windows 8 domain joining & user login.

There was further talk in that thread about smb.conf entries & possible adjustments to ports that may help resolve issues, but I'm not sure of the significance or usefulness of that.

So regarding sme8.1 server, on a quick read it seems a more recent version of samba is required than what sme8.1 currently has ie it has samba3x-3.5.10-0.110.el5_8

Can Windows 8 login to a samba 3.5.x domain as well as support user logins. It appears to be no, not with the current sme8.1 packages.
If samba was upgraded, and the tweaks referred to above were made then it seems possible, currently with minor issues.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2012, 02:47:25 AM by mary »
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2012, 02:49:19 AM »
cyberjuls2 & all

Sorry I accidently edited out my earlier post (which I grabbed from cache & have reposted, ouch !!!).

Here is further comment.

This post is stating domain joining to samba 3.5.6 is possible
https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2012-September/169193.html

No specific comment re supporting user logins, but maybe that is also possible if smb2 is disabled (as mentioned earlier here)
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2012, 03:19:34 AM »
I see a bug report has been posted.
I suggest all follow up there please
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7172
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2012, 02:28:27 AM »
darmasanthi

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we also having problem with a few of our workstation using windows 8,
we been trying to joining windows 8 to the domain (SME 8) but cannot

Please post your experiences & findings to the bug report here
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7172
Create a new account in bugzilla (if not already done) using a valid email address as your login name.
Thanks
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 10:20:35 AM »
At last, I'm the happy ( :-? ) owner of a Windows 8 Pro PC: you can Join to SME 8 Domain using the same procedure as for Windows 7 (registry tweak inluded in https://sme-ip/server-resouces/regedit - http://your-sme-ip/server-resources/regedit/).
At the present day the Samba 3x package installed in SME is 3.6.6-0.129.el5 and Windows 8 is the current update at 28/01/2013.
After joining you're not immediately able to add users: you must reboot the joined PC and then you can add domain users too (this is an issue of Windows 7 too).
 
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Nicola
« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 12:50:13 PM by nicolatiana »
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 12:27:53 PM »
Yep joined the domain but something is still lacking when login in. Something that has to do with approbation relation between my station and the main domain.

RESOLVED!

Just modify this

  HKLM\System\CCS\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters
             DWORD  DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
             DWORD  DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0

!!! Don't modify this !!!
  HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Netlogon\Parameters
             DWORD  RequireSignOnSeal = 0
             DWORD  RequireStrongKey = 0


Netlogon got all the drive linked. That worked like a charm as far as i could see.
Just consider the modern UI "tablet appearance" menu as your new start button being expanded with four new interactive corner, you shouldn't be that losed. Any way you can add programms and folder shortcut to it.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 01:02:10 PM by cyberjuls2 »

Re: Windows 8
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 01:03:36 PM »
Just in time to massivly benefit the upgrade deal from microsoft...

Re: Windows 8
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 01:12:34 PM »
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HKLM\System\CCS\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters
             DWORD  DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
             DWORD  DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0

This is exactely what is contained in http://your-sme-ip/server-resources/regedit/ in .reg file related to Win7.
 
Bye
 
Nicola
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