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

Brad Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Sun May 5 09:33:02 GMT 2002

Fernando Maidana wrote:

>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)
try configuring the clients to use the WINS server as well

you can do this by dhcp like this

option domain-name-servers;
option subnet-mask;
default-lease-time 6000;
max-lease-time 72000;

subnet netmask {
  option broadcast-address;
  option routers;
  option netbios-name-servers;

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