[Samba] Domain account

Dede NURMANSYAH dede.nurmansyah at internationalsos.com
Wed Dec 17 05:10:55 GMT 2003

Hi Greg,

Thanks for your response :)

Yes, I'm logged onto workstation as local administrator and when the system
asked username and password, I put root username and root password.
I've also added root account into samba  password database using smbpasswd
-a root

I don't have any idea about this problem, because I'm sure enough that all
steps I made is correct and it has been my problem since 3 month ago.
And now I'm really give up and little stress. Perhaps anybody could give me

Dede Nurmansyah

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Greg Dickie [mailto:greg at justaguy.ca] 
Sent:	Wednesday, December 17, 2003 10:49 AM
To:	Dede NURMANSYAH; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject:	Re: [Samba] Domain account

Hi Dede,

  Just to confirm. You are logged onto the workstation as local
(or a local account with admin privileges) correct? Then you try to join the

domain and when it asks you for the username & password you use root and the

root password yes? Have you added the root user in your samba password 
database with smbpasswd?

 This usually works pretty easily and I don't understand why you would get 
that error.


On Tuesday 16 December 2003 23:35, Dede NURMANSYAH wrote:
> Dear All,
> Sorry if this question has been posted before but there's no enough answer
> to solved my problem and I'm going crazy because of it....:(
> I'm currently installed Samba-2.2.8a as logon server on My FreeBSD 5.0.
> For Win 9.X client there's no problem at all. But when I tried to joining
> W2K client into  samba domain it's shown an error message such as :
>    "the account used is a computer account. use your global user account
> local user account to access this server "
> I've already used root account to joining W2K client into my Samba Server
> and already put @wheel in domain admin group on my smb.conf too.
> Before that I've already added machine account using vipw into my passwd
> file.
> I hope there's anybody who could show me the missing part that I've
> Sorry if my English makes you confused. :)
> Regards,
> Dede Nurmansyah
> Here's my global part of smb.conf
> [global]
>              workgroup = NIX
>              netbios name = FreeBSD
>              server string = Samba 2.2.8a on FreeBSD 5.0
>             encrypt passwords = yes
>             domain admin group = @wheel, @smbuser
>             domain logons = yes
>             os level = 65
>             preferred master = yes
>             domain master = yes
>             wins proxy = yes
>             wins support = yes

Greg Dickie
just a guy
greg at justaguy.ca

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