[Samba] XP join and logon

finjon at helawann.de finjon at helawann.de
Thu Dec 11 14:18:41 GMT 2003

Well, for joining a win2k/xp mashine to a samba domain the user MUST be "root", 
because just root can add the new user "<mashinename>$" to /etc/passwd. the smb-
password for root is what ever you like!

On 11 Dec 2003 at 8:46, I Wayan Widi Pradnyana wrote:

> I'm still confused with "The parameter is incorrect", when joining the XPs
> to Samba server.
> I guess that was some problem at channging computer name at Linux DNS, or
> at the XP. Where was the log files ?
> Widi Pradnyana
> > Thats right, change the domain field to be the name of your domain/server.
> >
> > the problem then is to add your machine to the samba server it needs to
> use a smb account with the correct permissions to do so.
> >
> > I dont know if an account can be modified to work but root is an account
> that will work. The problem is root is not part or smbpasswd or rather
> it doesnt have an account with samba.
> >
> > to add it to samba smbpasswd -a root will do so. then change the
> smbpassword for root to whatever password you want.
> >
> > once you have this done you will then have an account with the correct
> permissions to add your computer to the domain.
> >
> > Ross
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Andre Klocke
Linux Developer
Cologne, Germany

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