windows 2000 and samba as its PDC

James Nord nord at
Wed May 17 14:38:31 GMT 2000

Imre Oolberg wrote:
> Hallo,
> i can say that i have used samba for some good years and its great.
> I put into work a 12 NT 4.0 workstations computerclass and Samba as its
> PDC, it does user autentication and logging and printer sharing and
> fileshareing.
> Now i try to do the same with Windows 2000 (Proffessional) Client.
> I can visit from these clients Samba Shares and vice versa, visit 2000
> thru smbclient. But i seem to bo not able to set up 2000 so that samba
> authenticates its users ie is 2000's PDC.
> When i choose from 2000 Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Network ID ->
> Propeties
> and try to change Workgroup into domain it open a dialog and sais
> 'Enter the name and the password of the account with permission tojoin the
> domain'
> When i did it under administrator and gave my personal Samba username and
> password it repied 'The procedure number is out of range'
> I used samba 2.0.7 and compiled it like ./configure; make install

Samba 2.0.x cannot be used as a PDC for windows 2000 clients.

There is a experimental samba (TNG) that *may* work which handles 2000
domain clients
however its stability fluctuates.


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