[Samba] 2.2.3a PDC/Win2K, again

Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima tony at cantech.net.au
Mon Apr 29 23:32:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Bob Sully wrote:

> Hey all -
> Still working my way through setting up my first Samba PDC.  All the 
> clients are W2K, with one XP pro.  Everything looks OK when firing up 
> Samba; testparm is clean, winbindd is running.  However, trying wbinfo 
> -u or -g returns an error ("Error looking up domain users").  Trying to 
> join the domain from a W2K workstation goes OK until it asks for a 
> username/password which may join the domain.  When I give it one (my 
> "regular" username and pwd on the Linux box and the same Windoze 
> machine), it comes back with the dreaded white-on-red "X" and the error 
> message:

You don't need winbindd if you are running a samba based PDC.
Winbind allows native NT accounts to be visible to the linux machine.

So in short if your runnign a samba PDC then turn off winbindd.

I can't actually help you set up the PDC as I've never done it BUT at least
you now have one less area to look for problems.

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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