WIN2K joining Samba PDC

Esh, Andrew AEsh at
Mon Feb 18 14:18:02 GMT 2002

I am not sure if this is a setting in the win2k client or the PDC, but are
you running it in Native or Mixed mode? The Native mode uses Kerberos only.
If your Samba server doesn't have Kerberos enabled, then that might explain
this. Mixed mode would allow the client to fall back to NTLM authentication,
which should work with Samba if Kerberos is not available.

-----Original Message-----
From: M. Jerome Garrett [mailto:jgarrett at]
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 3:27 PM
To: samba-technical at
Subject: WIN2K joining Samba PDC

I'm having problems joining my samba PDC from win2k.  I did the adduser
machinename$ then did the smbpasswd -a -m machinename.  I added root to the
smbpasswd by typing smbpasswd -a root and I gave it the same password at teh
UNIX password.  Now when I try to join the domain from WIN2k I am using the
root username and password (And they are correct) but it's saying  unknown
user name or bad password.  Any ideas?

Here is my smb.conf file.


smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/bin/smbpasswd
domain master = yes
printing = bsd
encrypt passwords = yes
logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U
min passwd length = 6
wins support = true
printcap name = /etc/printcap
logon script = scripts\%U.bat
security = user
domain logons = yes
workgroup = SNA
server string = Samba Server
local master = yes
log file = /var/log/samba/log/%m.log
netbios name = LINUXSVR
load printers = yes
logon drive = I:
os level = 64
default = netlogon
logon home = \\%N\%U

comment = Network Logon Service
path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
writeable = no
write list = root

path = /export/smb/ntprofile
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writable = yes
readonly = no
available = yes
public = no
only user = no

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