[Samba] add user script

Mark mark at co.robeson.nc.us
Mon Aug 18 18:59:26 GMT 2003

Hi all-


OK, I've been pulling my hair out for a while on this.


I've got a server running RH9 and Samba-3.0.0RC1 (installed via rpm) set
up as a PDC.


There seems to be a problem setting up machine accounts on the fly.
I've got the basic:


add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false -M


in my smb.conf but every time I try to join a computer to the domain, I
get the error:


The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "<domain>":

The user name could not be found.


All the logs show that everything is fine with the authentication, and I
know that if I add the machine account manually, I've got no problem
joining the domain.  With 50-100 computers, manually adding the machine
accounts is not really a viable option.  Has anyone else experienced
this problem?


Thanks for your input,



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