Logging into Windows 2000/sp2 with Samba PDC
James W. Beauchamp
jbeauchamp at gesinc.com
Wed Dec 19 08:25:02 GMT 2001
I'm having the same problem and was wondering if you could elaborate on the
email you attached. I am not at all familiar with the Domain SID /RID
issues and can't tell from the email what solution he is proposing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Francis Turner" <turner at juelich-enzyme.com>
To: "Geoffrey Dolman" <geoffrey.dolman at cimr.cam.ac.uk>
Cc: "Jean Guillou" <Jean.Guillou at upmf-grenoble.fr>;
<samba-ntdom at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 6:25 AM
Subject: Re: Logging into Windows 2000/sp2 with Samba PDC
> 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
> >> 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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