[Samba] Samba 2.2.7a PDC with W2K SP3 clients - can't stay in domain

Demonspawn Armageddon demonsamba at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 31 17:00:01 GMT 2002

I've searched through the mailing lists and seen a few similar problems, but 
those fixes didn't fix me.

Error:  I can join the domain, but after rebooting and attempting to log in 
I get the error:

The system cannot log you on to this domain because the system's compuer 
account in its primary domain is missing or the password on that account is 

Steps to obtain the error:

On Linux-Server:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/samba start
useradd -g 100 -d /dev/null -c "nickname" -s /bin/false demon$
passwd -l demon$
smbpasswd -a -m demon
useradd -m winuser
passwd winuser
smbpasswd -a winuser

On the W2K SP3 box named nothing:
RClick my computer -> properties -> Network Ident -> properties
Change computer name to Demon, change Domain to RAGNAROK
click OK, then enter root [root smb password]
Wait about 2 minutes to get the "Welcome to the RAGNAROK Domain"
click ok, ok, yes to reboot

Once I attempt to log back in again I get the above error.

Server: Samba 2.2.7a PDC

    netbios name = LINUX-SERVER
    workgroup = RAGNAROK
    os level = 64
    preferred master = yes
    domain master = yes
    local master = yes
    security = user
    encrypt passwords = yes
    domain logons = yes
    log file = /var/log/log.%m
    log level = 10
    logon path = \\%N\home\%u
    logon drive = H:
    logon home = \\homeserver\%u
    logon script = logon.cmd
      path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
      read only = yes
      write list = ntadmin
      path = /var/lib/samba/ntprofile
      read only = no
      create mask = 0600
      directory mask = 0700
comment = Users' home directories
        path = /home
        read only = no
        public = no

Client W2K SP3:

No special configuration.

I do have a level 10 log available if necessary.

Thanks in advance.


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