[Samba] Joining XP Pro Client to Samba Domain- Was working, not anymore

Timothy Kersten tim at sentrum.net.au
Tue Jun 25 20:12:02 GMT 2002

I have searched for 2 days on the net and can't find an answer.  I am
trying to joing a winXP machine to a domain. I have previously done this
but since a samba upgrade and perhaps other upgrades to the system
(Kernel upgrade?) it no longer works. Previously the auto script
creation process successfully created the machine trust account, but not
anymore. I tried creating the trust account manually and even if I try
to change a machine's ID to an ID that was successfully created when it
was working, but it still gives the same error. I get the result "access
denied" after entering the username, and there is nothing helpful in the
machine specific log's. I think the most helpful messages are in
messages which say:
Jun 26 12:43:32 server smbd[2027]: [2002/06/26 12:43:32, 0]
Jun 26 12:43:32 server smbd[2027]:   unable to open passdb database. 

I have/am: 
*Installed all available registry patches recommended for XP.
*Using root as the user for an account with permissions to join the
*Using samba 2.2.5
*Redhat 7.2  2.4.9-34
Can you please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
smb.conf details:
        workgroup = RHWOLLONGONG
        netbios name = RHSERVER
        server string = Samba Server (FILE SERVER)
        interfaces = eth1 ppp+
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n
*ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n
        unix password sync = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        time server = Yes
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192
        domain admin group = @adm
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s
/bin/false -M %u
        logon script = logon.bat
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 255
        preferred master = True
        domain master = True
        dns proxy = No
        wins proxy = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        printer admin = @staff
        force user = samba
        force group = samba
        read only = No
        create mask = 0770
        directory mask = 0770
        min print space = 20000
        printing = lprng
        print command = /usr/bin/lpr -b -h -r -P%p %s
        debug level = 10

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