[Samba] Win2k clients and PDC

amit deshmukh adeshmuk at eng.utoledo.edu
Fri Jan 3 19:56:01 GMT 2003

      We have Samba 2.2.6(+2.2.7 security patch) installed on solaris.
Samba is used as PDC for WinNT and Win2K clients. The WinNT machines have
no problems geting into the domain as machine trust accounts exist in
/etc/passwd and smbpasswd file. However, Win2k clients are not able to
join the domain. I did go through the documentation, and hence created
root account in 'smbpasswd' for win2k clients to join the domain. But,
when I try to put a Win2k machine into the domain with the 'root' account,
I get 'Logon failure: unknown usename or bad password' error on client
side. However, with the same 'root' account, I can mount smb shares on the
servers from Win2k clients. So, it's the PDC thing that is giving the
problems. I did look into log files and i see following lines

[2003/01/03 14:48:12, 4] smbd/password.c:smb_password_ok(475)
  smb_password_ok: Checking SMB password for user root
[2003/01/03 14:48:12, 5] smbd/password.c:smb_password_ok(489)
  smb_password_ok: challenge received
[2003/01/03 14:48:12, 4] smbd/password.c:smb_password_ok(499)
  smb_password_ok: Checking NT MD4 password
[2003/01/03 14:48:12, 4] smbd/password.c:smb_password_ok(504)
  smb_password_ok: NT MD4 password check failed
[2003/01/03 14:48:12, 4] smbd/password.c:smb_password_ok(518)
  smb_password_ok: Checking LM password
[2003/01/03 14:48:12, 4] smbd/password.c:smb_password_ok(523)
  smb_password_ok: LM password check failed
[2003/01/03 14:48:12, 2] smbd/password.c:pass_check_smb(575)
  pass_check_smb failed - invalid password for user [root]
[2003/01/03 14:48:12, 2] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(972)
  NT Password did not match for user 'root'!
[2003/01/03 14:48:12, 2] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(982)
  Defaulting to Lanman password for root 

Can somebody help me with this ? 

thanks in advance


Amit Deshmukh
Graduate Student (EECS)
University of Toledo.

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