Winbindd - Samedit

David Nash daven at
Wed Mar 7 20:44:22 GMT 2001


    I had this same trouble when implementing winbindd here.
I found that I could just join the domain the "old fashioned
way" using:

    smbpasswd -j DOMAIN -r MACHINE

where DOMAIN is the domain name and MACHINE is the PDC name.

--David Nash
  Systems Administrator
  The GSI Group

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Grant Torresan" <gtorresan at>
To: <samba-technical at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 2:24 PM
Subject: Winbindd - Samedit

> 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
> join.
> 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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