[Samba] Method for joining machines to PDC without using root

Markus Schabel markus.schabel at tgm.ac.at
Thu Dec 26 21:47:01 GMT 2002

___cliff rayman___ wrote:
> currently, in order to join a win XP machine to a samba PDC, you
> have to use the root account (although you can use an smbpasswd
> and not the linux password).  is there any way to set up another
> account to do this one particular task (one without uid=0)?.
> if we have users in remote places, i do not want to have to go over
> to their work station just to log them on the the domain.  alsoi don't 
> want to
> give them a login and password that could compromise the system
> the samba is running on (linux).

AFAICT it works with a non-root user if you use LDAP instead of


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