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When not using a domain, the LocalSystem account can access network resources only with anonymous credential. In other words, it will not present named credential to the remote samba server.


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Microsoft documented most of the internals of this in [MS-SAMR]. Here are some definitions from that document: account: A user (including machine account), group, or alias object. Also a synonym for security principal or principal. alias: An alternate name that can be used to reference an object or element. alias object: See resource group. ...


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On Windows clients folder targets in a DFS share indeed have a folder shortcut icon if said folders have targets. So nothing odd. As you didn't mention it may it be a permission problem? If I understand your setup correctly your try to access \myworkdfs\test2\footage, right? Is footage also shared via SMB/samba?


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Welcome to the club. Getting domain joins to work can be a black art, sometimes... Samba needs an OS-level user for the machine, too. This user needs to have the format name$, where name is the machine name which you're trying to join, and $ is exactly that -- a dollar sign. If you use winbindd this happens automatically, but if you don't then you need to ...



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