can I join win2000 domain with normal domain user?

Marc Kaplan MKaplan at
Tue May 20 23:42:13 GMT 2003

> On Wed, 2003-05-21 at 06:50, Lin Li wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm using samba 3.0 alpha23. I found I need a domain admin 
> to join the win2000 active directory. WIth a win2000 client, 
> a normal domain user can do that. Is this a missing feature?
> It should work the same as a Win2k client now.  That patch has been in
> there for a couple of months now.
> I'll need some more information on how the 'net join' fails.
> Andrew Bartlett
A "normal" domain user still needs permissions to join for both Win2k and
Samba. Even in Windows not all users can join, the need to be members of the
proper groups, have been delegated control of a particular OU, or been given
explicit permissions to add workstations to the domain.


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