Problem with samedit

Pragyansmita Paul pragyan at
Wed Nov 8 16:18:32 GMT 2000

On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, yaya wrote:

> > Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 02:13:42 +0530 (IST)
> > From: Pragyansmita Paul <pragyan at>
> > To: samba-ntdom at
> > Subject: Problem with samedit
> >
> > Hello,
Hello, thanks a lot for your help, but it still does not work.

> > We have compiled and installed Samba TNG in one Linux machine as PDC.
> > Though the Windows 2000 Professional client machines are able to see the
> > PDC, when we try to access the machine, it does not accept the login
> > name and password. We assume it is because we have not updated the SAM
> > Database. Will anybody tell us if it is a correct guess?
> >
> No, you just enter the username with
> 'Your_TNG_Domain[TESTING]\username_of_your_TNG and the password with
> 'his/your password'
> What do you want really to do?
> You want to make your Win2K to be a member of your TESTING domain, so you
> can login fron Win2K to your your TESTING domain?
Yes, this is what we want to do, but even after creating user and
machine account as given in the Samba TNG FAQ, werae not able to sue it to
access the shares in the PDC.

> > Now when we try to update the SAM Database using the following commands,
> > we get the following response. Will somebody please help us?
> >
> > [root at xyz] /usr/local/samba/man/man8# samedit -S . -U root%abc
> > added interface ip=a.b.c.d  bcast=a.b.c.255 nmask=
> > [root at .]$ createuser test TESTING -p abc
> > createuser test TESTING -p abc
> > SAM Create Domain User
> > Domain: TESTING Name: test ACB: [U          ]
> > Create Domain User: FAILED
> >
> What kind of user is test? The user account (common user) or the machine
> trust account?
> But anyway, you must add the username in the /etc/passwd (RH).
> If still failed, perhaps you must do rpcclient for the LSA query,
> 'rpcclient -S [your_PDC_name] -U % -c 'lsaq'
Test is a username and it is present in both smbpasswd and etc/passwd.
But still we are not able to use it to access the PDC using it in the Win
2K client. Whereas on the PDC, we can access the shares without nay
problem using smbclient. We are still not sure why this is happening?

> btw, I got this message from David when posting about Samba-TNG:
> -----
> Hi, as this is a samba-tng question, you might do better sending it to the
> samba-tng lists. Have a look at
> David
> -----
Thanks..but since I wanted information on using Samba as PDC , I had
mailed there. From henceforth, I will use tng-users mailing list.


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