Who can solve this...?

Matthew Geddes mgeddes at xavier.sa.edu.au
Tue Sep 5 07:54:35 GMT 2000

Yves Vanlerberghe wrote:
> Hi ! I've got a problem running the samba server,
> i want to log onto the domain ICONOS with my linux but i get this eroor
> message :
> [root at Oblivion bin]# smbpasswd -j ICONOS
> 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
> 2003/01/05 08:12:51 : change_trust_account_password: Failed to change
> password for domain ICONOS.
> Unable to join domain ICONOS.
> [root at Oblivion bin]#

Have you created the NT trust account yet?

Use Server Manager to create a workstation account for the Samba server
and then try joining the domain with:

smbpasswd -m -j ICONOS

I think.


Matthew Geddes
Network Manager
Xavier College
Gawler, SA

...And by the way, Lars Kneschke's Samba TNG FAQ is at

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