Winbind crashing PDC

Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima tony at
Mon Nov 5 17:30:02 GMT 2001

On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, Mello, Luiz wrote:

> I  am trying to make our samba server authenticate against our NT 4 PDC with
> no success.
> > I am following the how to by John Trostel with samba 2.2.2 on RH 7.2. 
> > Created a machine account for samba on the pdc, compiled samba with
> > winbind and with pam, built a smb.conf with domain master = no; local
> > master = no; preferred master = no; os level =32. If I try to join the
> > domain using smbpasswd I get the error cli_pipe: return critical error.
> > error code was 0." This causes the PDC to crash, and no passwords are
> > accepted on the PDC. If I try to restart the PDC I get the error no
> > sufficient permissions. The only way to do it is with the PWR button.
> > If I try to join the domain using samba that was not compiled with winbind
> > it joins fine.
> > 
> > Has someone has success in having samba authenticate with a NT4 PDC using
> > winbind? What could be going on?

I had a similar problem.  it was either 
1) on the PDC there is already an account for the machine you're attempting to
add; or
2) there wasn't an account on the PDC.

Check server manager on the PDC (remeber to view all) for a macahine account
for the machine you're trying to join to the domain.  if it's there drop it.
If it's not add it.

Yours Tony.

 * "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the 
 * same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
 * --Albert Einstein

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