Joining a windows 2000 PDC

Rob Garth r.garth at
Thu Nov 29 13:20:16 GMT 2001

I am having a problem beocming a domain member with samba 2.2.2 on solaris

I have 2 samba severs - one on redhat7.1, the other on solaris. The
smb.conf file, is identical on both, and I followed the domumented
procedure for becoming a domain member and completed each step on both
machines the same. I also have an lmhosts file, again identical on each

Both respond to joining the domain. However, the samba server on redhat
allows doman level authentication. The solaris server does not. The error
message is as follows:

[2001/11/29 13:42:51, 0] rpc_client/cli_netlogon.c:cli_net_auth2(160)
  cli_net_auth2: Error NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
[2001/11/29 13:42:51, 0] rpc_client/cli_login.c:cli_nt_setup_creds(72)
  cli_nt_setup_creds: auth2 challenge failed
[2001/11/29 13:42:51, 0]
connect_to_domain_password_server: unable to setup the PDC credentials to
[2001/11/29 13:42:51, 0] smbd/password.c:domain_client_validate(1591)
  domain_client_validate: Domain password server not available.

One thing I noticed - The win2k PDC shows the redhat machine as a NT4.0
server, it doesn't report the Os of the solaris server.

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