WIN PDC capabilities

anthony hologounis anthony at
Tue Sep 18 18:33:02 GMT 2001

Ok...I unmounted all of the shares on the win2k box...
I have a better idea now...I do a tail of /var/log/messages and get the following when I try to set up the win 2k box

[root at ix samba]# fg
tail -f /var/log/messages
Sep 18 16:53:02 ix smbd[9286]: [2001/09/18 16:53:02, 0] rpc_server/srv_samr.c:ap
Sep 18 16:53:02 ix smbd[9286]:   api_samr_set_userinfo: Unable to unmarshall SAM
Sep 18 16:53:02 ix smbd[9286]: [2001/09/18 16:53:02, 0] passdb/smbpass.c:startsm
Sep 18 16:53:02 ix smbd[9286]:   startsmbfilepwent_internal: unable to open file
 /etc/samba/smbpasswd. Error was Permission denied
Sep 18 16:53:02 ix smbd[9286]: [2001/09/18 16:53:02, 0] passdb/smbpass.c:iterate
Sep 18 16:53:02 ix smbd[9286]:   unable to open smb password database.

The smbpasswd file is located under /etc/samba/ (rh7.1) its is owned by root and is 600 on the seems to be fine


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve Hardy 
  To: anthony hologounis ; samba at 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 7:41 AM
  Subject: RE: WIN PDC capabilities

  you need samba 2.2.1a for win2k (sp2) logons
  also, make sure you don't access the server *before* adding the computer to the domain.
  Check if the machine accounts are being added in /etc/passwd and remove them before trying again.
    -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
    Van: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]Namens anthony hologounis
    Verzonden: dinsdag 18 september 2001 16:15
    Aan: samba at
    Onderwerp: WIN PDC capabilities


    I have been using samba to authenticate win95/98 clietns with much success. I am now trying to use samba 2.2 to autheticate win2000 boxes.I read the how-to and made the chages to  my smb.conf file. But I get the error message 
    Your computer could not be joined to the domain because the following error has occurred:
    The credentials supplied conflict with an existing set of credentials

    I went so far as to create a new machine name for the win2k box, rebooted the linux smb server(122 days of uptime) but still get the error message.

    I am able to mount shares manually and can see the smb box in network neighborhood.

    Any help is appreciated


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