[Samba] Problem to logon samba 2.2.2 PDC

John Benedetto jbenedet at unm.edu
Mon Feb 11 07:13:07 GMT 2002

--On Monday, February 11, 2002 09:58 +0100 Tomas Spångberg <tomas.spangberg at jarlmagnussonab.se> wrote:

> "The system cannot log you on to this domain because the systems computer
> account in it's primary domain is missing or the password on that account
> is incorrect"
> Entry in /etc/samba/smbpasswd:
> w2kws1$:542:BBCA0958D1A52181AAD3B435B51404EE:7AD455162B4AD989BDE4D7188C08
> 23AC:[U          ]:LCT-3C61A7CA:

When you added the machine account, what _exact_ command line did you execute?

You should have done this:
smbpasswd -a -m w2kws1
NOT this:
smbpasswd -a w2kws1$

The -m switch tells Samba this is a _machine_ account, and automagically adds the "$"  character for you.

Is that it?

- John

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