[Samba] Samba 3.0b3: Cannot add machine to LDAP database

romeo adekambi radekambi at idealx.com
Tue Aug 12 11:18:02 GMT 2003

Gonçal Badenes wrote:

>I am unable to add a machine to samba-3.0.beta3 running as a PDC. If I try
>to add the account manually I get the following errors:
>[root at ICFO-pc038 root]# pdbedit -a -m icfo-pc018
>failed to add user dn= uid=icfo-pc018$,ou=Systems,dc=icfo,dc=es with: Object
>class violation
>object class 'sambaSamAccount' requires attribute 'sambaSID' failed to
>modify/add user with uid = icfo-pc018$ (dn =
>Unable to add machine! (does it already exist?)
>[root at ICFO-pc038 root]# smbpasswd -a -m icfo-pc018
>Failed initialise SAM_ACCOUNT for user icfo-pc018$.
>Failed to modify password entry for user icfo-pc018$
>And if I try to add the account automatically from the windows box, I get a
>"The user name could not be found" error.
>Here is an excerpt from the samba.cnf configuration file:
>security = user
>passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://localhost,guest
>ldap admin dn = "cn=Admin,dc=icfo,dc=es"
>ldap ssl = start tls
>ldap delete dn = no
>ldap user suffix = "ou=People"
>ldap machine suffix = "ou=Systems,dc=icfo,dc=es"
>ldap trust ids = yes
>ldap suffix = "dc=icfo,dc=es"
>ldap passwd sync = yes
>local master = yes
>os level = 65
>domain master = yes
>preferred master = yes
>domain logons = yes
>wins support = yes
>I have not put an "add machine script" in the configuration file because,
>according to the smb.conf man file " This option is only required when using
>sam back-ends tied to the Unix uid method of RID calculation such as
>Unfortunately, I have been reading the HOWTO-collection, the man pages and
>searching with Google, but I don't know how to proceed from here :-(
>What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help?
>Thanks in advance!
>    Goncal
>    goncal (dot) badenes (at) upc.es
have u got a posix attribut pour le machine ?

try this before your pdbedit :

useradd -s /bin/false -d /dev/null icfo-pc018$

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