Help: Samba 2.2.1a PDC & WinXP

Joe Tseng joe_tseng at
Thu Sep 20 13:22:04 GMT 2001

I recently got my RHL71 box configured as a PDC and had been able to
register my workstation as a domain member when I was using W2k.  I recently
received a final copy of XP so I wanted to try it out with my PDC.  I
registered my domain userid as an administrator on my workstation but when I
reopened the user utility all I saw was a long string (I guess that was how
the user was actually being registered in the workstation).  I also got a
message saying I could not use the username I had registered with the PDC
when I tried to log on because of "...the absence of a domain trust
relationship."  I went back into the Samba documentation and noticed that
domain trusts have not been implemented in Samba 2.2.x.

My questions are these:

- Did I configure my system correctly?  I did get w2k to run but not XP - is
there a new layer of authentication with this new software anyone knows

- Has anyone tried this combination of systems as well?  If so, what were
your experiences?

Here's a portion of my smb.conf:

        workgroup = JTSENGORG
        netbios name = MAIL
        server string = Windows PDC
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        update encrypted = yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        unix password sync = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 0
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        domain admin group = jtseng root
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s
/bin/false -M %u
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 33
        preferred master = True
        domain master = True
        dns proxy = No
        write list = ntadmin

Joe Tseng
userid: joe_tseng / domain:

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