NT (sometimes) refusing to authenticate samba server

Hilbert Mostert hilbert_mostert at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 19 10:09:49 GMT 2000

Hi bas,

Did u make an machine account on the samba PDC?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bas Vermeulen" <B.Vermeulen at wumn.wegener.nl>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 11:09 AM
Subject: NT (sometimes) refusing to authenticate samba server

> Hi,
> I am having some problems integrating my samba server into the NT domain.
> Most of the time everything works just fine, but sometimes the NT PDC
> refuses to authenticate the samba server. I get the following messages
> in my log:
> cli_net_auth2: Error NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
> cli_nt_setup_creds: auth2 challange failed
> connect_to_domain_password_server: unable to setup the PDC credentials to
> machine 003_C00001. Error was : NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED.
> After this, it tries the same with the defined BDC, and fails again.
> One minute later, it works just fine (when the user maps the drive by
> The PDC shows the following errors in it's eventlog:
> Source: NETLOGON
> Event ID: 5722
> Type: Error
> Description: The session setup from the computer 003_H00001 failed to
> authenticate. The name of the account referenced in the security database
> is 003_H00001$.  The following error occurred: Access is denied.
> The messages in the BDC's eventlog is exactly the same.
> The network is a bit weird (10/100 internal, with loads of clients
> to the network using leased lines, from 64Kbps to 256Kbps), but all WAN
> connected sites have their own BDC on site.
> I am using samba 2.0.7 on a Sun E4k with Solaris 2.6. All NT servers are
> running NT 4.0 with SP4.
> I've found a couple of references to this problem in the archives already,
> but they all talk about samba 2.0.6.
> Any and all help will be appreciated,
> Bas Vermeulen

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