[Samba] Samba as PDC and Win XP Pro Machine Accounts

Fernando Maidana fmaidana at internet.com.uy
Sat May 4 22:34:02 GMT 2002

Hi there!
I'm having problems to join a Machine Acount to a Samba PDC using Samba
Even if I apply the registry Patch XP reports the following error:

Is possible that the Domain Name "FAMILIA" was a NetBios name.
If is that the case, make sure that the Domain Name is correctly
registred with WINS.

If you're totaly sure that it isn't a NetBios name, the following
information will help you to solve your DNS configuration problems.
The following error was occured making a request to DNS for SRV used to
find the Domain Controller in the FAMILIA Domain:

The error was: (error code 0x000005B4 ERROR_TIMEOUT)

The request was to the SRV for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.FAMILIA

This machine is configured to use DNS servers with the following IP
I have been added the machine accounts and user acounts to smbpasswd and
/etc/passwd.  I can see the samba server in XP and all the shares work
fine, but I can't join the machine to Samba server!

I also try to set Samba as WINS server, to resolve the NetBios over
TCP/IP and configuring the XP client DNS server to (Samba
PDC) but both things don't work.

Here is my smb.conf file:

;basic server settings
workgroup = FAMILIA
netbios name = LINUX
server string = Samba PDC running %v
kernel oplocks = no

;PDC and master browser settings
os level = 64
preferred master = yes
local master = yes
domain master = yes

;security and logging settings
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
wins support = yes
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
log level = 2
max log size = 50
hosts allow =

;user profiles and home directory
logon home = \\%L\%U\
logon drive = H:
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
logon script = netlogon.bat

;==== shares ====
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writeable = yes

path = /home/samba/profiles
writeable = yes
browseable = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

comment = Network Logon Service
path = /home/netlogon
read only = yes
browseable = no
write list = root

Thank you all!


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