Join NT Domain : password problem, or so it seems
Damien.Veillon at alcatel.fr
Tue Feb 20 16:14:19 GMT 2001
I have a problem with the join NT domain procedure.
I would like to use the "security = domain" authentification mode.
Therefore, I followed the instructions found in the DOMAIN_MEMBER.txt
file, by Jeremy Allison.
Here is my config :
samba box (newly configured) :
hostname : host201
netbios name : host201
OS : Solaris 7
samba version : 2.0.7
NT domain :
domain name : DOM5
PDC : PDC407
PDC OS : NT 4 service pack 5
WINS server : WINS406 which is also NT 4 / SP 5
Here is what I get :
step 1 : On the PDC (PDC407), adding the netbios name of the samba box
(host201) whith the "server manager for domains" tool, as a "Windows NT
workstation or server".
step 2 : stopping the samba daemons on the samba box (host201)
step 3 : joining the domain with the command :
smbpasswd -j DOM5 -r PDC407
=> not OK ; damn !
I got the following messages :
host201 # smbpasswd -j DOM5 -r PDC407
modify_trust_password: unable to change password for machine HOST201 in domain DOM5 to Domain controller PDC407. Error was NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD.
2001/02/20 16:29:18 : change_trust_account_password: Failed to change password for domain DOM5.
Unable to join domain DOM5.
Here is an extract of my smb.conf file when in step 1 :
workgroup = DOM5
netbios name = host201
security = server
password server = PDC407
wins server = WINS406
I checked the samba mailing list archive from january 2000 to february
2001 but found nothing regarding this problem.
I believe that the step 1 phase would create a trust account for the
samba box, with a well-known initial trust account password. This
allows smbpasswd to join the domain. Maybe there is something wrong in
that area ? Unfortunately, I don't know the NT mecanisms well enough to
If anyone has any idea... please help !
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