joining NT Domain

Wolfgang Ratzka ratzka at HRZ.Uni-Marburg.DE
Thu Nov 11 09:36:10 GMT 1999

Karl-Heinz Schulz wrote:
> Is there a how-to which shows me to do the following?
> Join a NT Domain
> Get following error

You have to add the machine to the domain using
"Server Manager" first. This will create a machine account
in the domain. "smbpasswd -j ...." will subsequently change 
the password of this machine account.

> [root at barasnt3 charlie]# smbpasswd -j xxx -r netbiosname-PDC
> WARNING: The "alternate permissions"option is deprecated
> cli_net_auth2: Error NT_STATUS_NO_TRUST_SAM_ACCOUNT
> cli_nt_setup_creds: auth2 challenge failed
> modify_trust_password: unable to setup the PDC credentials to machine PDC.
> 1999/11/10 14:36:20 : change_trust_account_password: Failed to change
> password for domain xxx.
> Unable to join domain xxx.
> Thank you

Wolfgang Ratzka  Phone: +49 6421 2823531  FAX: +49 6421 2826994
Uni Marburg,  HRZ, Hans-Meerwein-Str., D-35032 Marburg, Germany

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