Unable to join domain

Kenneth Hadley khadley at mcselph.com
Mon Nov 5 15:16:06 GMT 2001

1) Remove the netbios name from NT Server Manager
2) use the command "smbpasswd -j DOMAIN -r PDC -U Administrator"

smbpasswd should ask you for a password and then you should get a Joined
Domain message

This worked for me when I had the same problem, so Good Luck!

-Kenneth Hadley

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Wallace" <Eric.Wallace at nsc.com>
To: "samba" <samba at lists.samba.org>; "samba-ntdom"
<samba-ntdom at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 2:49 PM
Subject: Unable to join domain

> I'm failing to convince Samba 2.2.2 on several Solaris8/Sparc machines to
join the NT4 domain. It's just taunting me now, with no useful error
messages! Yes, I'm following directions: (a) add the server name in NT's
Server Mangler, (b) run 'smbpasswd -j MEFP -r
MEADMIN01 -UAdministrator%domainadminpassword' (yes, that's the domain name
and PDC name, and no, I didn't tell you the real password). This is the
> INFO: Debug class all level = 3   (pid 15702 from pid 15702)
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> resolve_lmhosts: Attempting lmhosts lookup for name MEADMIN01<0x20>
> Connecting to at port 139
> session setup ok
> Domain=[MEFP] OS=[Windows NT 4.0] Server=[NT LAN Manager 4.0]
> Unable to join domain MEFP.
> Other things I've tried:
> * using the NT-based WINS server, or local LMHOSTS
> * deleting 'secrets.tdb' before trying again
> Also, I've changed to log level 10 and read the whole dang output... The
communication seems to be working fine, from authentication to establishing
the pipes, etc. Towards the end, there's an error "error closing user
policywrite_socket(4,45)", a write and a read, and then smbpasswd dies with
the same message "Unable to join domain MEFP."
> If anyone has any ideas, please help (on-list or off). I've put my butt on
the line to say that Samba could solve some of our problems, and I'm still
convinced it can, I just need to get it authenticating properly!
> Eric W. Wallace
> National Semiconductor/Maine
> I.S. Infrastructure Sr. System Engineer
> eric.wallace at nsc.com

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