[Samba] Creating domain users - how?

Paul Parsons peparsons at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 14 22:29:34 GMT 2003

The problem is - how do I do it? It seems to be such an easy question
but I've failed to find it in the documentation. (I'm trying to follow
"How to Configure Samba 2.2 as a Primary Domain Controller" which I was
pointed to by SWAT.) I'm guessing the solution's obvious, but if so, I
hope somebody can help easily.

I've used samba for a few years (so I'm not a complete newbie), but now
I'm trying to use it as a PDC for the first time. It's a simple network
consisting of a Mandrake Linux 9.1 m/c acting as the DNS and PDC, and a
Win2K workstation. It's samba version 2.2.7. The samba configuration
seems OK so far as SWAT is concerned and I've tried using a share
successfully. The config includes the netlogon share as documented.
I've successfully persuaded a Windoze m/c to join the domain.
The Windoze m/c's name is in both /etc/passwd and /etc/samba/smbpasswd.
The dollar sign is at the end of the name in both cases.
I've also added root in /etc/samba/smbpasswd.
I've created a user (which I intend will be a domain user) in
/etc/passwd and in /etc/samba/smbpassed.

Now what? I don't know what to do next.

What worries me is that there doesn't seem to be a way of telling the
Windoze m/c what password you've entered for it on the PDC. Anyway...

If I try to add the user in Win2K using "Control Panel/Users and
Passwords/Add/Browse" and tell it to use the root user and password, it
successfully returns a list of users on the linux m/c, including the
one I want to be a domain user. However, when I select my "domain" user
and proceed in the wizard I get the following error message:
"The user could not be added because the following error has occurred:
The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain

I've also tried ignoring the fact that I haven't told Windoze anything
about this "domain" user. When I just try logging in as this user, it
"The system cannot log you on to this domain because the system's
computer account in its primary domain is missing or the password on
that account is incorrect."

I can post the smb.conf file if necessary.

Thanks for any help...



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