[CentOS] CentOS 5.8 Samba and Windows 7

Benjamin Hackl

b.hackl at focusmr.com
Wed Jun 6 13:48:09 UTC 2012

Dear John,

On Wed, 6 Jun 2012 06:33:51 -0700 (PDT)
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> wrote:

> any one has successfully joined a Windows 7 workstation to a samba
> (3.0.33) domain on CentOS 5.8? I am wondering if I need to install a
> newer version (from sernet by example) or if I can keep the old one
> and try harder...

you need Samba version 3.2.12 or later. I don't know if CentOS did some
backporting in 3.0. We use the packages from sernet which work fine.

You need two registry settings else you won"t be able to join
workstations to your domain. See


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Benjamin Hackl

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