[Samba] Errors while joining a domain/authenticating

Tyler Delane tylerd at networkmagic.ca
Fri May 24 13:26:04 GMT 2002

Hey all,

I just joined the list because I thought it would be a good resource to
have as I find myself working on more and more samba-related projects at

The problem I am having right now doesn't seem like a hard one, but it's
proving itself to be a large pain in the butt.

I just built a server, installed RedHat 7.3 on it, and downloaded the
samba-2.2.4-2 RPM from one of the samba.org mirrors within the last
couple days.  My assignment was to setup this box as a PDC for one of
our clients, so I began a document/information hunting session, and that
revealed a pretty good HOWTO entitled "How to Configure Samba 2.2 as a
Primary Domain Controller"
which, as I'm sure you know, it's basically an update to the earlier
HOWTO published by David Bannon.  I tried configuring Samba myself, but
in the interest of time I just used a pre-made one that I found on a
website dedicated to a person who was discussing how to set up a PDC and
BDC and such.

Anyways, I am left with this one issue now, and it happens when I try to
join a machine to the domain.  On the client side, I get: "The username
or password you supplied is incorrect" (or something to that effect),
and in the logs it says:

[2002/05/24 10:58:31, 0]
rpc_server/srv_samr.c:api_samr_set_userinfo(670) api_samr_set_userinfo:
Unable to unmarshall SAMR_Q_SET_USERINFO.
[2002/05/24 10:58:31, 0] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:pdb_getsampwrid(1416):
Unable to open passdb database.

Would anyone be able to shed some light on the subject, and possibly
tell me a way to fix this issue, or even what it's caused by?


Tyler Delane <tylerd at networkmagic.ca>
Network Magic Computer Consulting Ltd.
Bus: 604-681-6130
Fax: 604-681-6135

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