[Samba] XP join and logon

I Wayan Widi Pradnyana zelephoeck at inf.its-sby.edu
Wed Dec 10 15:03:29 GMT 2003

 After detail readings on Samba Doc, at XP's change domain dialog I should
fill the DOMAIN textfield. After filling and then asked for domain admin
username/pwd, but it results "The parameter is incorrect".
As add info, I used ldap+smb query was :

kunti:/home/widi# ldapsearch -x 'uid=root'
# extended LDIF
# LDAPv3
# base <> with scope sub
# filter: uid=root
# requesting: ALL

# root, Users, ta.its-sby.edu
dn: uid=root,cn=Users,dc=ta,dc=its-sby,dc=edu
sambaSID: S-0-0-1000
sambaPrimaryGroupSID: S-0-0-1001
displayName: root
sambaPwdCanChange: 1071067311
sambaPwdMustChange: 2147483647
sambaLMPassword: B705F7DC7EBE22D9093867073ED9B083
sambaNTPassword: AE89347BB397A8D0B1E27E6EF8582B8F
sambaPwdLastSet: 1071067311
sambaAcctFlags: [U          ]
objectClass: sambaSamAccount
objectClass: account
uid: root
cn: root

# search result
search: 2
result: 0 Success

# numResponses: 2
# numEntries: 1

Are there something wrong?
I've read Samba-doc, to join domain should by user which uid is 0?
but why 'smbpasswd -a root' create entry with 'uid=root'?


> 1st of all i assume you are joining a domain? since my info below doesnt
> really apply to a workgroup. get to the bit where is allows to to change
> machinename/workgroup and instead of entering the server in workgroup,
> enter it in Domain.
>  2nd of all are you adding the machine into the /etc/passwd file? eg.
> m6-1$:x:60101:107:Domain account for M6-1:/dev/null:/bin/false
> before you are trying to add them?
> I had this problem. When it prompted me for the Username/Password
> i was putting in Administrator and its password. I was half right...
> create root a smb account, "smbpasswd -a root PASSWORD", where PASSWORD
> is your prefered password (note i made mine different to the unix root
> password, so if someone did get hold of the smbpasswd i wouldnt be up the
> creak without a paddle)
> then when it prompts you to put in username password, put in root /
> password. it should work fine after that. The only thing i will say is
> that it was weird and seemed to take a random time to join the domain.
> some took 5 seconds
> some took 20-40 seconds
> one even took 2 minutes. Not sure why (anyone shead any light on this?)
> Hope this helps.

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