Winbindd - Samedit

Grant Torresan gtorresan at
Wed Mar 7 20:24:00 GMT 2001

In the winbindd man page it suggests that you should use samedit and enter
the following command to create a computer account for your winbindd box :

createuser COMPUTER$ -j DOMAIN -L

where COMPUTER is replaced with your computer's netbios name (nmbd -n
COMPUTER) and DOMAIN is replaced with the name of the domain you want to

Now, I tried this.  I connected to my PDC for my domain (usind samedit) as
Administrator, and once I was in, I issued the command as shown above.  I
get a very upsetting message back, however, and it is this :

Could not find server for domain MSP.

WTF is that all about? I AM connected to that server already! It doesn't
have to LOOK for the server for that domain, because it IS THE SERVER FOR
THAT DOMAIN!  So how am I supposed to do this if samedit can't realize that
the PDC it connected to happens to also be the VERY SAME PDC it can't find!!
And as far as I can tell, there is no parameter for me to specify which
server I'd like it to "find".  This sucks.  Please help.  Thanks.

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