Smbpasswd() fails to join NT Domain

Duane Douglas ddouglas at
Thu Nov 22 07:42:11 GMT 2001

At 12:26 PM 11/21/2001 -0700, Tadd Cameron wrote:
>Hi I have been working on this for a few days now and need a little
>I am having trouble getting my samba machine to join a NT domain.  I
>cannot seem get past test #3 in the DIAGNOSIS.txt file.
>Red Hat 7.2
>Samba 2.2.2 Have tried from CVS source, source tarball and the binaries
>PDC = NT 4.0 SP6a
>I made sure there was no machine account named REDHAT on the PDC in
>server manager.
>I shut down the smbd, nmbd and winbind daemons
>I deleted /etc/samba/secrets.tbf
>Then issued the command
>[root at redhat samba]# smbpasswd -j DOMAIN -r PDC -Dusername%password
>error connecting to PCD
>Unable to join domain DOMAIN.
>[root at redhat samba]#

try logging on as the administrator.


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