[Samba] FreeBSD5.1 as PDC cant connect winXP box

Jon Reynolds jonr at destar.net
Tue Aug 5 02:15:01 GMT 2003

I am at the end of my rope, I am trying to get a winxp box to logon to a
pdc using freebsd5.1 and keep getting "Logon failure: unknown user name
or bad passsword." or "Access Denied".

I am trying to logon with 'root' and the user is in smbpasswd and
/etc/passwd. I think my problem is I am not sure how to add the machine
account into the samba server. I have tried just adding the user then
adding a '$' after the username in /etc/passwd, when this is done I can
use smbpasswd -a -m <MachineName> and it adds the computer to smbpasswd
with a '$' sign next to it.

No matter which logon I try and use I never get to authenticate. I have
also made the two registry changes to the XP box and still I cannot log

Can someone help me with this or point me to a freebsd doc or something.
I'm going nuckin' futs with this.

Any help is greatly appreciated,


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