Join a Samba domain with dot in its name using Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

Got error 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR while try to join a Samba domain server with Windows 8? This is because your domain name contains a dot (yes, a simple .) then Windows „thinks“ it’s an Active Directory domain and you’re not able to join the Samba domain. This is how you solve the problem:

1. Patch your registry – Download .reg file

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManWorkstation\Parameters]
"DNSNameResolutionRequired"=dword:00000000
"DomainCompatibilityMode"=dword:00000001

2. Open the properties of your NIC

Eigenschaften Ethernet

3. Set a static IP and no DNS
Fixed IP, no DNS

Sometimes you have to reboot here to make step 4 work

4. Join the domain, reboot and change your NIC properties back to DHCP (automatic IP and DNS settings)

5. Done

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  1. sana sagt:

    worked like a charm, thanks!

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