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

Jon Reynolds jonr at destar.net
Tue Aug 5 03:53:09 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-08-04 at 18:17, Jon Reynolds wrote:
> I am using WinXP Pro with FreeBSD5.1 and Samba-3.0.0beta3
> On Mon, 2003-08-04 at 18:15, Jon Reynolds wrote:
> > 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
> > in.
> > 
> > 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,
> > 
> > Jon

I got it to finally work. What I ended up doing is adding a user with
the '$' sign appended to the machinename i.e 'testbox$'. I know, I
should have tried this before but from everything I had read it was not
supposed to work. Maybe in FreeBSD5.1 this is different from previous


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