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

5 Kommentare zu “Join a Samba domain with dot in its name using Windows 8.1 or Windows 10”

  1. Yes, this worked perfectly until Windows 10 1803 came. With this version of windows, we are unable to join our samba3 domain anymore, even using the trick discribed above. .-(

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