Logging into Windows 2000/sp2 with Samba PDC

Francis Turner turner at juelich-enzyme.com
Wed Dec 19 06:29:04 GMT 2001

Geoffrey Dolman wrote:

> Hi Jean,
> I don't think that binding NetBIOS to TCP/IP is the problem I'm having.
> In my humble experience of samba I have found that Windows 2000 clients
> will not browse samba shares or anything without NetBIOS bound to
> TCP/IP. 
> The problem I am having can be summarised as follows:
> Samba shares in a workgroup : OK
> Log onto PC with local account & browse samba share or map drive : OK
> Changed to domain logons etc in smb.conf as shown in my original post
> (sorry I don't have a copy to hand), added a root account and a machine
> account with smbpasswd.
> Logged onto the PC (which does have NetBIOS bound to tcp/ip) opened the
> system applet in the control panel and clicked properties. I changed
> from workgroup to domain supplying the username root and the relevant
> password when prompted.
> After a minute or so I got a message saying welcome to the domain.
> I rebooted the pc.
> When it came back up I got a message along the lines of There is no
> computer account for this machine on the domain or the password is
> wrong. I then changed the computer password to null ie smbpasswd -n
> machine, allowed null passwords in smb.conf, restarted smaba and
> rebooted the pc.
> When the pc came back up I tried to log in again except this time I was
> told that the domain was not available. 
> I've tried using different machine names and domain names and this does
> not make any difference. I've also tried to add the computer to the
> domain without creating an account for it before hand and this does not
> work. I get an access denied message. This may well be the source of the
> problem because the root account needs to be able to alter the account
> to join it to the domain doesn't it? However, comparing the HOW-TOS with
> what I have done and the problems other people report, I can't see why
> this should be the case.
> cheers
> Geoff
> On Tue, 2001-12-18 at 14:16, Jean Guillou wrote:
>>I have the same problem ( samba 2.2.2)
>>GD> I am having problems logging into a Windows 2000 client in a samba domain.
>>  Had exactly the same problem. (using lm8)
>>  on the w2k box binding netbui to tcp/ip  fixed it for me.

The enclosed post on the samba mail list seems to explain the problem 
ans possible solution. Haven't tried it yet but I'm stuck at exactly 
this point myself

Francis Turner, CIO Juelich Enzyme Products GmbH
http://www.juelich-enzyme.com/ +49-173-291-7278

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
             -- Henry J. Tillman

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