How to allow a W2K machine join a domain with Samba 2.2alpha3 PDC
purenrg at iastate.edu
Fri Apr 13 01:26:54 GMT 2001
I am assuming that you have added the machine name to the /etc/passwd file
and also to the smbpasswd file. As far as I know, alpha 3 can only use the
root account to add the machine to the domain this also has to be added to
the smbpasswd file. This is a link that seems to do the job to get the
machine added to the domain:
If this is new to you, here is the HOWTO:
If you can get your machine to logon to the domain after the joining the
domain, let me know. This is where I am having problems. I have posted to
this list about this problem but haven't had any resolution.
"Breaking stereotypes since 1977."
From: samba-ntdom-admin at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of Patrick Goetz
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 6:58 PM
To: samba-ntdom at lists.samba.org
Subject: How to allow a W2K machine join a domain with Samba 2.2alpha3
Please pardon what might be an often asked question, but I haven't found
an answer in either "Using Samba", the HOWTO's, man pages, or by browsing
through the last 3 months of this list.
I've set up Samba 2.2alpha3 on a Debian linux machine to be a PDC:
workgroup = UTMATH
wins support = yes
security = user
status = no
encrypt passwords = yes
# PDC Stuff below
os level = 65
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
domain logons = yes
However, I can't get my W2K test machine to join the UTMATH
domain. Whenever I try, I'm prompted for the username and password of "an
account with permission to join the domain". The only user I currently
have set up in smbpasswd is myself, and it appears I'm not worthy, as when
I enter my user name and password I'm informed that
"The account used is a computer account. Use your global user account
or local user account to access this server"
The local administrator account doesn't work either, so question:
What kind of an account do I need to set up and where in order to add the
W2K machine to the UTMATH domain?
and while I'm at it...
Why do I need to add the machine name to the local /etc/passwd file? If
anything, one would think that trust accounts would go in the smbpasswd
file; but from what I've seen on the list, the opposite is the
case; i.e. having the machine name in the smbpasswd file is a source of
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