[Samba] Unable to join W2K Active Directory Domain

Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 AJAVID1 at motorola.com
Wed Jul 24 11:28:02 GMT 2002

whats your computer name, may be its name thats doing it
or i would say, remove and add again the comp acct in AD domain and try

-----Original Message-----
From: Errol.Fouquet at mms.gov [mailto:Errol.Fouquet at mms.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:58 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Unable to join W2K Active Directory Domain

Hello all ...

I'm trying to join a W2K domain and I'm getting the following error message:

	sun220:root# smbpasswd -j hern 
	cli_net_req_chal: Error NT_STATUS_INVALID_COMPUTER_NAME
	cli_nt_setup_creds: request challenge failed
	modify_trust_password: unable to setup the PDC credentials to
machine xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx(IP ommitted). Error was : NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL.
	2002/07/24 09:44:18 : change_trust_account_password: Failed to
change password for 	domain HERN.  
	Unable to join domain HERN.

I'm talking to the Windows admin ... and he assures me that the machine was
created with the same name as in my smb.conf, he did in fact check the
"allow non-W2K machines to use this account" box ... 

I'm at a loss ... given the fact that I am not able to administer the W2K
side of things (rather I'm not allowed to) ... is there anything relevant in
the above error message which points to the problem.


Errol Fouquet - UNIX SysAdmin 

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