Windows 2000 and Samba

Andrew Payne samba at
Thu Sep 7 17:55:39 GMT 2000

Yes :-)

Win2K Professional cannot act as a domain controller, it is the Win2K
equivalent of NT4 Workstation.

Andrew Payne, MCSE+I

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Molino [mailto:npmolino at]
Sent: 07 September 2000 18:52
To: Andrew Payne
Subject: RE: Windows 2000 and Samba

I'm only using windows 2000 professional.  Sorry to not claify that
Does this change what you just said?

thanks so much,


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Payne [mailto:samba at]
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 10:43 AM
To: Neil Molino; Samba-Ntdom
Subject: RE: Windows 2000 and Samba

Win2K Server uses the Active Directory Services to behave as a domain
controller. So if you goto Start/Programs/Administrative Tools/Configure
you server on the Win2K Server. You can then select Active Directory on
the menu to see a brief 'about' description of Active Directory and its


Andrew Payne, MCSE+I

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-ntdom-admin at
[mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at]On Behalf Of Neil Molino
Sent: 07 September 2000 18:17
To: Samba-Ntdom
Subject: Windows 2000 and Samba

Hello again,

I'm making progress.  I now see the samba fileserver that I want when I go
to Computers Near Me under My Network Places in Windows 2000.
Unfortunately, when I double click it, I get an error message saying that
"\\ns1 is not accesssible.  The specified network name is no longer

This places an error message in the /var/log/samba/feynman.log file that

[2000/09/07 05:50:45, 0] smbd/password.c:domain_client_validate(1392)
  domain_client_validate: Domain password server not available.
[2000/09/07 05:50:45, 0] lib/util_sec.c:assert_gid(70)
  Failed to set gid privileges to (-1,510) now set to (0,0) uid=(0,0)
[2000/09/07 05:50:45, 0] lib/util.c:smb_panic(2456)
  PANIC: failed to set gid

I don't think that I'm using the Win2k as a PDC (how do I tell?).  Any
advice would be greatly appreciated.


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