win2k won't join domin

Ben Roberts ben at
Sat May 5 09:30:37 GMT 2001

Try loging in as root, when you 'change to domain' in network properties
(win2k). Make sure. of course, that there is an entry for root in smbpasswd.
After I logged in using the root account, it accepted me into the domain
(welcome to the yourdomain domain). My problem is now that when i reboot and
choose the domain, it wont let me log in, whatever account i use. It gives
this error:

"The system cannot log you on to this domain because the systems computer
account in its primary domain is missing or the password on that account is
incorrect "

So none of my accounts on either machine will log into the domain. ;(

Anyone come accross this?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Palosaari" <kenp at>
To: <samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 7:17 PM
Subject: win2k won't join domin

> hi
> I'm running samba 2.2 pdc on solaris 8 and am having touble getting a
> windows 2000 pro workstation to join the domain.  I have no problem
> accessing the domain from a win98 pc.
> The error I get when I try joing is:
> "The procedure number is out of range."
> My smbpasswd entry looks like :
0:[W          ]:LCT-3AF04136:
> it was created using "smbpasswd -a -m testpc$"
> I noticed in the log file with an error message:
> [2001/05/02 14:05:57, 10] passdb/smbpass.c:startsmbfilepwent_internal(84)
>   startsmbfilepwent_internal: opening file /samba/private/smbpasswd
> [2001/05/02 14:05:57, 0] passdb/smbpass.c:startsmbfilepwent_internal(87)
>   startsmbfilepwent_internal: unable to open file
/samba/private/smbpasswd. Erro
> r was Permission denied
> [2001/05/02 14:05:57, 0] passdb/smbpass.c:iterate_getsmbpwuid(1243)
>   unable to open smb password database.
> [2001/05/02 14:05:57, 5] rpc_parse/parse_prs.c:prs_debug(63)
> not sure why I'm getting this error when I have the user trying to create
> the account in both the domain admin group  and domain admin users
> options in the smb.conf
> thanks for any help you can offer
> Ken

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