Davis, Doug doug.davis at
Thu Sep 7 21:27:28 GMT 2000


I need some assistance/ guidance with Samba and Windows 2000 user

Let me describe what I'm trying to do and then what I'm seeing in the log

I have a Windows 2000 Domain and a Samba 2.0.6 Server. I want the Samba
Server to act as a member server in Domain Mode. I would like the Windows
2000 Domain controller to authenicate users.

I have added the Samba Server to the Domain and it seems to work fine in
Server Mode. As soon as I switch to domain mode, (and set encrypted passwd
and create the smbpasswd file with user ID's) I receive the following error
in the log file for the client.

2000/09/07 15:37:29, 5] rpc_parse/parse_prs.c:(372)
      0020 status: c0000122
[2000/09/07 15:37:29, 0] rpc_client/cli_netlogon.c:(249)
  cli_net_req_chal: Error NT_STATUS_INVALID_COMPUTER_NAME  <----------------
[2000/09/07 15:37:29, 0] rpc_client/cli_login.c:(49)
  cli_nt_setup_creds: request challenge failed
[2000/09/07 15:37:29, 0] smbd/password.c:(1412)
  domain_client_validate: unable to setup the PDC credentials to machine Error was : NT_STATUS_INVALID_COMPUTER_NAME.
[2000/09/07 15:37:29, 6] lib/util_sock.c:(557)
[2000/09/07 15:37:29, 6] lib/util_sock.c:(560)
  write_socket(9,45) wrote 45
[2000/09/07 15:37:29, 10] lib/util_sock.c:(599)
  got smb length of 35
[2000/09/07 15:37:29, 5] lib/util.c:(451)

What the log file is telling me is this:
The Samba server couldn't make the connection to the Windows 2000 DC (PDC
emulator). It then falls back to the smbpasswd file for user authentication.

The question is this: How do I get rid of the Error and Make the Windows
2000 Server Authenticate Users.

Doug Davis

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