RESOLVED: Samba 2.2.7 as a PDC and a Windows 2K Pro client not
sean at seanoneill.info
Thu Apr 24 18:47:07 GMT 2003
At 09:32 AM 4/24/2003 -0500, Sean O'Neill wrote:
>K - my original post was a little long so I'll try this - short.
>I have a Windows 2K Pro client who domain membership I trying to change
>over to a Samba 2.2.7 server which I've setup as a PDC.
>When I try to change the membership of the client, I always get the
>The following error occurred validating the name "NONROUTABLE".
>This condition may be caused by a DNS lookup problem ....<SNIP>
>The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contracted.
>The only traffic I see coming out of the client during this attempt domain
>membership change is a DNS SRV query to my Solaris DNS server for
>"_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.NONROUTABLE". My Solaris DNS server doesn't current
>support SRV records. I think I heard a rumor that BIND 9 supposedly
>Does anyone know how I can setup my client so that it doesn't look for
>this DNS SRV entry and start talking to my Samba PDC ?
Well, it was a couple of things - just not sure which one or combo of which
ones. This is what I did:
- I adjusted the clients network settings check:
Client for Microsoft Windows
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Windows
These were unchecked.
- I setup Samba to be a WINS server, restarted Samba, updated my client
network config to use the Samba server as a WINS server, and rebooted the
- After reviewing my Samba log (after updating the log level to 3), I
noticed that the log.nmbd file was saying domain logons were not
enabled. The IBM article I was using to setup Samba as a PDC had one very
important option missing in their "Final Cut" page of the smb.conf file:
domain logons = yes
I fixed that and restart Samba. I sent IBM an email letting them know
their tutorial needs fixing on that page.
- Then I went through the usual procedure of changing the machine domain,
used the "root" login that got setup in Samba, and it worked great.
Now I just have to figure out why a roaming profile directory for a user in
the Samba doesn't get created correctly in /home/samba/profiles when I
logged in. I got an error message saying:
Windows cannot create profile directory
\\compaq\profiles\soneill.pds. blah blah blah
BUT I was able to login and the Samba log showed all the activity for the
WINS registration stuff and everything. Sweet :)
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