Samba PDC with a Windows 2000 client

Lars Kneschke lars at
Fri Apr 28 19:54:25 GMT 2000

Rich Alimi wrote:
> I have set up a Samba PDC using the pre-3.0 version of samba.  (I last
> updated my source via cvs and recompiled samba this afternoon - Apr 27,
> 2000.)  I have been having problems getting a Windows 2000 Professional
> client to join the domain.  When I change the settings to join the domain,
> Windows asks me for a username and password with permission to join the
> domain.  I have not seen any mention of this username/password prompt in
> documentation that I have found on the internet on both and
>  When I create a user on the PDC and add the user to the
> smbpasswd file and try to enter that username/password combination in the
> dialog above, Windows returns a "procedure number out of range" error
> message.  I have created the machine trust accounts using the following
> procedure ('ralimi', 'palimi', and 'laptop' are the computernames of the 3
> windows 2000 clients):
> groupadd -g 800 nttrust
> useradd -u 801 -g nttrust -d /dev/null -s /bin/false ralimi$
> useradd -u 802 -g nttrust -d /dev/null -s /bin/false palimi$
> useradd -u 803 -g nttrust -d /dev/null -s /bin/false laptop$
> smbpasswd -a -m ralimi
> smbpasswd -a -m palimi
> smbpasswd -a -m laptop
> I then rebooted the Linux machine, and once booted, I made sure that both
> smbd and nmbd were running.  Then, on one of the Windows 2000 machines, I
> opened the System properties, then on the Network Identification page, I
> pressed Properties.  I selected the Domain option, typed 'DOMAIN' in the
> edit box, then pressed OK.  Then, I received the prompt for a username and
> password with permission to join the domain.
Which Samba version do you use?

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