[Samba] Join Domain to SAMBA from Win2K

Jerry Mercks mercksjt at comcast.net
Mon Aug 19 10:03:01 GMT 2002

I had the same problem. Have you created a machine account for the win 2k box? 
First I created the machine account. There is a way to do it automatically. 
I'll come back to that. After that I created a samba user named root. (May be 
able to create account with another name so long as samba admin rights are 
granted. Just wanted it to first work). It seemed to work after that. I 
joined the domain with no problem. 

Now all I have to do is figure out how to keep the win 2k machine from 
crashing after I login. Probably unrelated to Samba, though.

IBM has a tutorial on using a Samba machine as a domain controller that helped 
me. You may want to check it out. There is info on automatically creating 
machine accounts in tutorial. Also some info on security for machine accounts 
and user accounts. Tutorials may also be downloaded in pdf format for 
printing or future reference.

Go to:


Then on menu on left side select linux --> education

There is a short registration process involved. Takes just a minute.

Lots of free info for newbies and more experienced.

Hope this helps

On Monday 19 August 2002 12:43, Tomy Ismail wrote:
> When i try to join win2k to samba domain using root as
> Domain admin users, there's always error that said "The
> account used is a computer account. Use your global user or
> local user account to access this server".
> actualy what user should i put in when win2k asking for
> user and password to join the samba.
> i'm using samba-2.2.3
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