WG: [Samba] Samba 2.2.7a and XP pro

Dominik J. Fischer dominik at d-fischer.de
Sat Apr 12 08:28:25 GMT 2003

Dear Michael,

I just have the same problem you have with samba 2.2.3a on a Suse 8.0
machine and win xp pro. Besides I performed all the steps below.

>From my postings I learned that the prob might have something to do with
a wrong mapping in smbusers file. It seems to me that the workstation
account is mapped to user nobody.

Up to now I was not able to solve the prob.
Do you have any ideas to my description? Or did you already solve it?

With best regards,

Dominik Fischer


Dominik Fischer

Senior Network Administrator

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: John H Terpstra [mailto:jht at samba.org] 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 10. April 2003 21:46
An: Michael Roark
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] Samba 2.2.7a and XP pro


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
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
> been asked before, but I've not been able to fix my problem so I'll
> here.
> I have been successful in joining the XP machine to the domain however
> when I try to login to the domain windows instantly kicks up the
> "Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the
> is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was
> 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
> 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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