Win2K sp3 and Samba 3.0: status?

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Fri Dec 6 02:17:00 GMT 2002

>Good news:  I've gotten the server to join, and even have some idea of
>the source of the trouble.  The server was joined to an AD realm
>initially, and we were trying to transition directly to the Samba domain.
>If I parted from the AD realm first and rebooted, I was then able to join
>the domain.
>When parting the AD realm, Win2K did give a warning that it failed to
>delete the machine account, but this was non-fatal.  I'm wondering if
>this was the real cause of the failure before, in which case the network
>trace I sent you probably wouldn't be particularly useful.  Is there any
>concerted effort to document such issues, where I might forward this
Very interesting.  This was the same setup Andrew Bartlett was saying
didn't work for him at the CIFS conference.  Seems like you have to leave
the domain first...which wasn't the case with NT.

I wonder if there's something we're missing in this join that would enable
us to do it without leaving first...

Jim McDonough
IBM Linux Technology Center
Samba Team
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