Problems with Win2K joining Samba-2.2.0-Alpha1 domain

Ulrich Stärk Staerk-Berlin at
Mon Nov 27 17:55:27 GMT 2000

Not really.
As I posted before adding a Win2k wkst. machine to the samba PDC worked just
fine with the release from Nov. 26. The problem I encounter is that I can
not log on the domain after reboot with an error message like "Either the
machine account does not exist or the password for this machine account is
See also me post from Nov.26 "Samba 2.2 alpha 1 CVS unable to log into
domain from W2K client"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Sharpe" <sharpe at>
To: <samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 2:35 PM
Subject: Problems with Win2K joining Samba-2.2.0-Alpha1 domain

> Hi,
> Well, after changing a call to sys_getpwnam(user) to Get_Pwnam(user,
> in source/passdb/passdb.c:local_lookup_name, I got further on this, but am
> now stuck with a message:
>   The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "SAMBANET":
>   The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
> This message takes a long time to come up, and I see little network
> activity for a long period, and then the message.
> However, the annoying thing is that David Bannon says that joining the
> domain from Win2K now works for him ...
> Anyone else seeing either case?
> Regards
> -------
> Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
> Samba (Team member,, Ethereal (Team member,
> Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
> Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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