[Samba] A re-built WinXP won't join domain
P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk
Fri May 3 08:17:04 GMT 2002
I had to re-build an XP system from scratch. The system had been joining my SAMBA
PDC OK. Before re-building, I made the XP system leave the domain and changed it to
just being in the workgroup. I then did a "smbpasswd -x -m -XPPC" on the PDC.
During the re-build I did not join the PC to the domain, just put it in the
workgroup. One running I found that "View Workgroup Computers" failed with the
message "<name of workgroup> is not accessible. You might not have permission to
use this resource". I could examine other workgroups though.
I put the PC back into the domain with "smbpasswd -a -m -XPPC". When I tried to
join the PC into the domain I got the message "A domain controller for the domain
<name of domain> could not be contacted. When I tried "nmblookup -B XPPC '*' on the
PDC machine I got "querying * on <correct IP address" ... "name_query failed to find
I can only assume that SAMBA is remembering something about the PC which is now
different. Any suggestions please?
Phil Chambers (postmaster at exeter.ac.uk)
University of Exeter
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