[Samba] Joining WinXp to Samba PDC

Roland Thompson roland at thompson.name
Fri Jan 24 19:03:01 GMT 2003

Ah, that’s done it.
The uid's didn't match.
All is working now.


-----Original Message-----
From: jboeddeker at web.de [mailto:jboeddeker at web.de] 
Sent: 23 January 2003 22:44
To: roland at thompson.name
Subject: Re: [Samba] Joining WinXp to Samba PDC

Looks like the same problem as i had a feww moments ago.

i tried to rejoin my domain, but received the same errors
as you did.

the problem was the machine account for my workstation.

1. check if the machine account exists (<clientname>$) as
   unix user.  -> /etc/passwd
2. check if the samba machine account exists. 
   -> /etc/samba/smbpasswd
3. if both exist, check for the uid, should be the same.
4. check if another account exists, with the same id
   -> /etc/samba/smbpasswd
5. if yes, remove the duplicate id. (be sure not to remove
   a valid user!) 
   -> /etc/samba/smbpasswd
   smbpasswd -x <duplicate>
6. try again.

7. if it doesn't work remove both (unix+samba) accounts and
   recreate them with the following script:

#script creates an machine account
#the group "machines" must exist
adduser -g machines -s /bin/false -c "NT Machine Account" "$1\$"
smbpasswd -m -a "$1\$"

8. try again.

hope this helps,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roland Thompson" <roland at thompson.name>
To: "'Bradley W. Langhorst'" <brad at langhorst.com>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 8:55 PM
Subject: RE: [Samba] Joining WinXp to Samba PDC

> Thanks, but I'm a bit confused. Where did Administrator come from? Is 
> it a built in account in Samba, and whats the default password? I've 
> tried using Administrator with no password ( and with my root 
> password), but it keeps saying :
> Unknown username or bad password
> any other samba account I try just return :
> The specified user does not exist
> Any help appreciated
> Roland
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bradley W. Langhorst [mailto:brad at langhorst.com]
> Sent: 23 January 2003 19:32
> To: roland at thompson.name
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Joining WinXp to Samba PDC
> On Thu, 2003-01-23 at 14:27, Roland Thompson wrote:
> > After trying to get WinXP (Pro) to try and find my domain so I can 
> > log on I've finally done it, but now when I try and join my WinXP 
> > client
> to
> > the domain, windows asks me to enter the username and password of an

> > account with permission to join the domain.
> > 
> > Now which account would this be?? root doesn't work, neither do my
> other
> > samba users.
> it's Administrator
> (which you may want to map to root with smbusers)
> brad
> --
> Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>
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