net rpc join failed with 2008 server

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Mar 19 03:27:01 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-19 at 12:22 +0900, feroz ahmed wrote:
> When i run "./net rpc join -U administrator" I'm getting error "Unable to
> find a suitable server".
> I have logged this bug in bugzilla with bug #5328. Logs and smb.conf
> are created
> as an attachment in bugzilla.
> In fact with 3.0.28a I'm able to join 2003 server by using "./net rpc join
> -U administrator" command with out any problem.
> Also I'm able to join 3.0.28a to active directory. (./net ads join -U
> administrator" is success)
> Any help in this regard will be appreciated.

This would be expected, if the 2008 server isn't running netbios.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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