[Samba] WinXP failing to join PDC

Neil Muller neil at neologix.net
Wed Jan 29 23:32:55 GMT 2003

Quoting "Simon A. F. Lund" <dsl4787 at vip.cybercity.dk>:

> Hello people!
> I have set up samba guided by "The Unoffical Samba HOWTO, by David Lechnyr".
> But for the last 3 hours i have been banging my head into the wall. So i ask
> for youre help!
> The problem is that the WinXP clients fails to join the domain with the error
> message:
> FROM WINXP: "The specified network password is not correct"
> FROM LOG: "[2003/01/29 23:27:03, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(563)
>   Can't become connected user!"
> I run FreeBSD 4.7 and ive added the users by: vipw and smbpasswd -a USERNAME,
> and added the machine accounts the same way but with $ in the /etc/passwd and
> -m on smbpasswd.
> Any ideas?
> cheers
> safl
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I've just finished setting up a samba (2.2.7) hosted domain with WinXP Pro
and had no problems. The samba server is an AMD cpu running RH7.3. I followed
the procedures set out in the combined samba docs at
http://au1.samba.org.samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf and had no problems.
The only additional step was to apply the
 fix and set it to 0 to the
registry on each XP workstation you want in the domain. Make sure that root is a
samba user (doesn't
need the same password as for root on the server) and when asked for a domain
admin to add the workstation to the domain use root with the samba password. XP
Home cannot join a domain.

Hope this helps.

email: neil at neologix.net

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