[Samba] Can't add machine account to domain

Tru Pham tpham at viettre.net
Sat Jun 28 05:24:50 GMT 2003

Yep, that's right.  The windows account did not get created in Unix
therefore, you cannot add it to the domain.  What you need to do, I think,
is create this line in your smb.conf:

add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -g machines -s /bin/false -d /dev/null

see if it helps.

Was it you who try to setup ADS and Kerberos?  If so here's the link to the


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+tpham=viettre.net at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+tpham=viettre.net at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
cmc at cat.savycat.com
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 5:16 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org

I am running samba-2.2.7a-7.9.0 on RedHat 9.0.  The domain I am trying 
to join has a different name than the workgroup I am trying to leave. 

Below is a copy of the last two entries of the computer_name.log, which 
are created when I try to add the machine account.

[2003/06/27 15:57:24, 0] 
  User carroll-313cny4$ does not exist in system password file (usually 
/etc/passwd). Cannot add account without a valid local system user.

[2003/06/27 15:57:26, 0] rpc_server/srv_netlog_nt.c:get_md4pw(176)
  get_md4pw: Workstation carroll-313cny4$: no account in domain


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