[Samba] Samba 2.2.7a and XP pro

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Apr 10 19:45:37 GMT 2003


Did you apply the "RequiresSignOrSeal" registry change on the XP client?
It is in the samba sources under ~/docs/Registry/WinXP_SignOrSeal.reg

So in summary:

Things to check:

1. In smb.conf [globals]
	encrypted passwords = Yes
	security = user

2. Make sure you have create the machine account:
Logged in as root:

	useradd -d /dev/null -s /bin/false -m 'machine_name'\$

Note the escaped '$' - that is needed.

	passwd -l 'machine_name'\$
	smbpasswd -a -m 'machine_name'

Note no escaped '$' argument to smbpasswd.

3. Make sure you have a user account for each user:
Logged in as root:

	useradd -M username
	passwd username
	smbpasswd -a username

Note: You must make sure that 'root' has an account entry in smbpasswd
also. ie: smbpasswd -a root

4. Join the domain by:
	a. Log onto the XP Pro client as Administrator
	b. Right click on 'My Computer, in Start panel
	c. Select Properties, select Network ID
	d. click on Change
	e. Set your domain name
	f. When prompted for a username and password
		enter 'root' and the password you give it for smbpasswd

5. When the system has rebooted you should be able to log on with a
username and password set in 3. above. Do not forget to select the domain
name in the logon box.

Hope this helps.

John T.

On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Michael Roark wrote:

> I have read over the lists and search the web, I know this question has
> been asked before, but I've not been able to fix my problem so I'll ask
> here.
> I have been successful in joining the XP machine to the domain however it
> when I try to login to the domain windows instantly kicks up the message:
> "Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domaincontroller
> is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not
> found. Please try again later. If this message continues to appear,
> contact your system administrator for assistance."
> Unfortunately I'm that sys admin and cannot seem to get the problem fixed.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> --
> Michael Roark
> President - Nox Ordo, INC.
> The Gaming Center
> http://www.gamingcenters.net
> "Welcome to the promised LAN"

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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