[Samba] problem joining the domain

Yannick Tousignant ytousignant at oka-info.com
Thu Jun 6 08:28:24 GMT 2002

Did you add your linux machine into the WindowsNT PDC?

I belive it's in Server manager into Administration menus.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
> Behalf Of Michael Rasmussen
> Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 11:15 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Cc: IT Server Group
> Subject: [Samba] problem joining the domain
> We've encountered a problem with getting a newly installed Samba based
> machine to join the domain.
> Here's the command line and error response:
>    [root at chain samba]# smbpasswd -j COLUMBIA -r cmc-bkup -U murphyn
>    Password:
>    error creating domain user: NT_STATUS_INVALID_DOMAIN_ROLE
>    Unable to join domain COLUMBIA.
>    [root at chain samba]#
> Installation is a RedHat 7.2 (from KRUD) box with freshly installed Samba
> RPMs version 2.2.3a-6.  smb.conf was created by a cut and paste from a
> working installation on another box on our network, changing the
> server name
> and share paths as necessary.
> murphyn is a domain admin for COLUMBIA, the PDC (cmc-bkup) and the BDC are
> NT4 boxes.
> As the Linux guy I don't know what this error message means.  The
> NT admins
> are at a loss to explain the problem.
> Curiosities:
> 	I've used the same software version to add a box to our domain
> 	Essentially the same config is used on the working and non-working
> boxes, so I'm puzzled about what configuration issue could be
> causing this.
> Bottom Line Question:
>   do you know what causes this error and how I can resolve this issue and
> have the machine chain join the COLUMBIA domain?
>   Where did I miss whatever it is in the documentation?
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