Eric Pilger pilger at
Thu Jan 25 16:25:39 GMT 2001

This is the exact problem that has been stopping me cold for months. I have
tried from a range of Win2K installations (old, new, patched, not). I have tried
smb.conf files ranging from my standard file to one taken directly from the FAQ.
I have treid a constant stream of updates and original installations from CVS.

What does this message mean? Is the "computer account" the machine name with a
$? I certainly am not using that account. I get this message using either my own
account, or root (which I have added to the smbpasswd file).

Peter Milburn wrote:

> Hi all.. As I have stated before, I have samba 2.2alpha1 running as a pdc
> with 1 win2kws joined to the domain.
> I am trying to get another machine to join the domain.  I am getting 2
> errors...
> The account used is a computer account. USe your global user account or
> local user account to access this server.
> When I try to join the domain again, I get this error..
> The remote procedure call failed.
> If anyone can help me with this it would be appreciated.
> Cheers,
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> Peter Milburn
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Eric J. Pilger
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Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology/SOEST
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