W2K and Samba 2.07 problem

George R.Kasica georgek at netwrx1.com
Tue Jan 30 15:43:23 GMT 2001

On Mon, 29 Jan 2001 16:41:17 +1100, you wrote:

>why are you specifying all of those options? why not just go
>useradd SOLO9100$
>smbpasswd -am SOLO9100$
>and be done with it?
>You don't need to specify shell, group, uid, home, or rootdir - leave them
OK....here's the result of that:

[root at eagle /etc]# useradd SOLO9100$

[root at eagle /etc]# smbpasswd -am SOLO9100$
getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
Added user SOLO9100$.
getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no :)
Password changed for user SOLO9100$.

>Your machine name is wrong - it should be all caps, with a dollar at the
>end. You're adding a machine called solo9100 instead of SOLO9100$ .
>This isn't very complicated - all you have to do is those two lines above.

>You can't make a W2K box join a samba domain, btw. You should create a user
>account "chris" on both the w2k box, and the samba box, with the same
>password. On the w2k box, you should log into the local domain "mydomain"
>and **not** the samba box.
Meaning the workgroup??

>If you look at the error message you received, your answer was sitting in
>front of you:
>[root at eagle /root]# smbpasswd -am solo9100
>User "solo9100$" was not found in system password file.
>solo9100$ wasn't found because you didn't add it.
>FYI machine names should always be all uppercase.


George, MR. Tibbs & The Beast Kasica
Waukesha, WI USA
georgek at netwrx1.com
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