Domain Join Issue with Mac 10.6 Server(snow leopard)

sunil.kumar5 at sunil.kumar5 at
Mon Sep 7 20:29:50 MDT 2009

Hi Andrew,
Thanks for the immediate response.
Why not at least upgrade the client?
So if i use the latest version of Samba-3.4.0, it will be working (hoping no changes have been done for the Server Version in APPLE )?? (or) do i need to contact the APPLE team for their support.
Thanks & Regards,


From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at]
Sent: Tue 9/8/2009 7:48 AM
To: Sunil Kumar v (WT01 - PES-Peripheral-Technology)
Cc: samba-technical at
Subject: Re: Domain Join Issue with Mac 10.6 Server(snow leopard)

On Tue, 2009-09-08 at 07:18 +0530, sunil.kumar5 at wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I'm very new to Samba, was testing domain join of samba with Mac10.6 Server.
> But not able to join, instead getting the error "error setting trust account password: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED". I have used all the usernames and passwords(including the super user).
> Mac 10.6 Samba Server Version : 3.0.28a
> Client (Linux PC ) Samba Client Version : 3.0.14a

That is a very old version.  (on both, but particularly the Linux PC).
Why not at least upgrade the client?

> Please let me know if there is any know issues with Mac OS as a server and with the samba version 3.0.14a

Given how old both area, I'm not surprised that things don't work.  It
also very much depends how much apple have patched Samba 3.0.28a - you
would really have to ask Apple about their about inter-op failures.
(The Samba Team no longer supports or maintains that version).

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  <> 
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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