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How can a Windows 7 / Windows 2008 system be joined in a UCS domain?


Domain joins of Windows 7 clients and Windows 2008 servers will only be supported in upcoming Samba releases (version 4) and currently (Samba 3.x) requires the setting of registry keys.


As of release 2.2-2, Univention Corporate Server contains a sufficiently current Samba version, to join Windows 7 / 2008 systems to a UCS domain.Certain registry keys need to be set on the Windows system. A corresponding registry excerpt is attached below.

With these adjustments the Windows 7 system will issue the following warning after the successfull the domain join:

Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to "" failed. The name will remain "name".

Microsoft issued a hotfix for this which can be downloaded under http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2171571/.

Additional Information:

attached files: Win7_Samba3DomainMember.reg

Tags: Registry, Samba, Windows, windows 2008, Windows7

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Last update: 2011-07-07 17:24
Revision: 1.3

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