[Samba] Re: Joning Win2k to Samba PDC

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sun Apr 14 07:45:03 GMT 2002

Martin Schweizer wrote:
> Hello Gary
> Thank you for the hint. It was the WINS entry. I deactivated DHCP/DNS and set 
> the IP and the WINS entry manualy on the Win2k machine. Afterwoods Win2k 
> founded my Samba domain. Now it works great.

You guys do realize that you can put the WINS servers in the DHCP, right?

> On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 10:47:01AM +0100 Pentland G.. wrote:
>>Hi Martin
>>Firstly you do not have to manually add the PDC to the domain, you did
>>have to in older samba releases.
>>I don't know what the "Correct" solution is but I have now solved it
>>by temperarily disabling the DNS server as I add clients to the
>>It appears the when Win2K wants to find a PDC to ask whether it can
>>join the domain it does a name look up, my static DNS didn't have the
>>correct entry, merely the server's hostname and IP.  By diabling the
>>DNS the client was forced to braodcast and got an answer from the WINS
>>server (nmbd)  once the machine had joined the domain I put the DNS
>>back on and have run OK since.
>>If you have dynamic DNS then I guess the PDC can add this record
>>itself but I haven't been able to find the correct format to add it
>>Hope this helps...
>>Gary Pentland
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Martin Schweizer [mailto:pcservi at spectraweb.ch]
>>Sent: 31 March 2002 15:52
>>To: gp397 at yahoo.com
>>Subject: Joning Win2k to Samba PDC
>>Hello Gary
>>I read your posting in the samba mailing list. I've the same problem
>>and read 
>>a lot of different stuff aubout this problem (since one month) but
>>success. Do you find a solution? Thank your for any hints.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology

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