Able to join macbook to Samba4, but not Windows XP

Arthur Ramsey me at
Sun Jul 11 13:22:41 MDT 2010

I jumped in #samba-technical last night and got it figured out with a Samba
dev.  I did use that wiki, but it turns out the issue was with my Samba4
PDC's hostname: either it had too many characters or hyphens are not
supported in a NETBIOS hostname.  Either way my machines are happily
connected to my new domain.

Thanks for the help,

On 7/11/10 12:22 AM, "Andrew Bartlett" <abartlet at> wrote:

> On Sat, 2010-07-10 at 14:29 -0500, Arthur Ramsey wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I was able to join my macbook to Samba4 AD using the Directory Utility and
>> can successfully authenticate as an AD user, but I can©öt join my Windows XP
>> Pro box to the domain.  I have attached a wireshark pcap dump of the attempt
>> to join using filter ©ønot tcp port 3389 and not arp and not udp port 123 and
>> not broadcast and not multicast©÷.  From what I could tell I see a successful
>> SRV lookup and a at least partially successful LDAP lookup.  Any assistance
>> would be much appreciated I will try to stay in the #samba-technical channel
>> with handle Œaramsey©ö for the rest of the day if you wish to contact me in
>> real-time.
> I'll note firstly that your network capture is not complete - it clearly
> includes only part of the SMB session that has the SMB echo for example,
> so other things may also be missing.
> As to where to go from here, I suggest you read back over the HOWTO at
> Andrew Bartlett

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