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Joining a Windows 7 system to a Samba domain

May 20, 2009, 09:03 (3 Talkback[s])

"First you need to be running Samba v3.3.4 or later. Earlier versions have been reported to work, but there are some issues. Since this version is not available in the OS repos (CentOS) I got my copy from the Samba Enterprise site. They carry packages in RHEL, SLES, and Debian flavors and I have been using them for some time.

"Next the Windows 7 client needs to have two registry keys added.

DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode = 1
DWORD DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0"

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