Windows 7 and Samba Domain

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I had to join several Windows 7 machines to a Samba 3.6 domain on CentOS 6. In order to join, you must make the following registry changes:

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

If you haven’t created a machine account in Samba, you must do that first before attempting to join the domain:

smbpasswd -a -m WIN7MACHINENAMEHERE

I found the registry settings on the Samba wiki: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7

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