Basic question about Samba PDC

Greg Dickie greg at
Fri Mar 5 16:50:34 GMT 1999

Do you have "domain logons = yes" in smb.conf?
Not being able to browse it can happen in many ways try setting "map to guest =
bad user"


On 05-Mar-99 Cabler, Adam W wrote:
> I am trying to setup Samba as a PDC, but I am having strange results.  If in
> fact the SID is supposed to be <machine name>.SID or <domain name>.SID if
> its a Domain, mine is not working at all.  I am getting only MACHINE.SID.  I
> think I have my settings right as far as a domain, and also, I can see my
> domain in NetNeighborhood, but I can't access it.  I get "invalid computer
> or sharename"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Dickie [mailto:greg at]
> Sent: Friday, March 05, 1999 10:07 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: RE: Basic question about Samba PDC
> The SID file will be <machine name>.SID if it is not a PDC, otherwise it
> will
> be called <domain name>.SID.  
> I'm confused about what exactly you want, do you have an NT PDC running
> already?
> Greg
> On 05-Mar-99 Freddie Ng wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am sorry if this is a FAQ, but I definitely need to work this out as 
>> soon as possible. 
>> Here's the situation.  I want my NT box to join a Samba domain.  I have 
>> followed the steps in the document "FAQ for Samba NTDOM PDC Support" 
>> found in the Samba website.  According to this document, a file name 
>> private/SAMBA.SID will be created after starting smbd.  However, no such 
>> file was created.  What did I do wrong?
>> Also, when I tried switching from Workgroup to Domain on my NT box, the 
>> computer gives me the error message "You already have a connection to 
>> the domain.  You must disconnect before joining the domain."
>> I have read about how to configure the file smb.conf to make Samba a 
>> PDC.  I think the problem isn't coming from misconfiguring this file.
>> Thanks a lot in advance.  Any help or suggestion would be appreciated!
>> Fred Ng,
>> Systems Administrator
>> Toronto District School Board   
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