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Re: [Samba] join W10-PCs to NT4-based samba-domain?




On Mon, 15 May 2017 13:25:03 +0200
"Stefan G. Weichinger via samba" <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 
> As you may remember I went through a classic-upgrade a few months ago.
> 
> I have a second domain to migrate and I am again/still scared to
> attack that ;-)
> 
> As I prepare my test VM and try to remember all those details the
> customer has purchase 2 new Windows 10 PCs and I was asked to take
> them into production.
> 
> Is there a way to join them to the existing NT4-based Samba-domain or
> not?
> 
> I find various results online and wonder if it's possible and if I
> have to prepare specific things for doing that (registry changes?)
> 
> Thanks for an up to date statement on this,
> Stefan
> 
> ps: I already tried that join 2 weeks ago and wasn't successful ...
> 
> 

Windows doesn't support joining Windows 7 to an NT4-style domain, so
they definitely won't support windows 10.

You may find a way around this lack of Microsoft support, you may also
find that a subsequent Windows update stops it working again.

I really think that it is time that anybody still running an NT4-style
domain starts making plans to upgrade to AD.

Just look what has happened over the weekend with wanacry and XP.
Support for XP & Vista has ended, 7 is in extended support, you really
need to be running supported systems.

Rowland

 

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