[Samba] Login from win2k client to samba PDC

Eric Halverson ehalverson at dchs.us
Wed Apr 2 16:47:45 GMT 2003

Do you have either of the following defined in your global section:

write list
valid users

also look in your log files for that machine to see if you're getting an
error about invalid user nobody.  I was getting the same error because I
defined those variables in the global section, which of course made the
user nobody invalid as well as whoever else was undefined (including the
machine account).

On Wed, 2003-04-02 at 02:58, Markus PISTAUER (CISC) wrote:
> I have joined my win2k client machines (win2k professional or win2k
> professional server) to my PDC. This worked fine and I did all recommended
> as e.g. in the HOWTO
> http://hr.uoregon.edu/davidrl/samba/samba-pdc.html#joining.
> So far I can also login localy to the win2k client machines using a local
> account and connect a network drive from the PDC using a valid account on
> the PDC (as given in the "smbpasswd" file)
> I have done all major steps:
> passwd file: 
> 	added users and machine accounts (as user <machine>$)
> smbpasswd file: 
> 	added users with 'smbpasswd -a <user>'
> 	added machines with 'smbpasswd -a <machine>
> 	added user 'root' to smbpasswd
> smb.conf:
> 	all the necessary settings done (I can post the smb.conf if requested)
> The problem:
> ------------
> If I try to login on the domain using the win2k client machine (selecting 
> the domain instead of the local machine name the login window) I cannot 
> connect to the domain and get the error message:
>    The system cannot log you on to this domain because the system's
>    computer account in its primary domain is missing or the password on
>    that account is incorrect
> My environments settings:
> -------------------------
> I'm using Samba 2.2.5 (release 160), win2k prof with SP3 or no SP, classic
> authentication on the PDC. Linux Kernel is 2.4.19 (Build 174).
> I have also tried 2.2.8 with same failure.
> Any help would be VERY appreciated.
> Thanks
> Markus Pistauer
> mailto:m.pistauer at cisc.at

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