[Samba] XP Joining Samba Domain - Cry For Help

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Fri May 16 13:00:28 GMT 2003

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> Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 03:52:59 -0500
> From: Chris McKeever <cgmckeever at prupref.com>
> Subject: [Samba] XP Joining Samba Domain - Cry For Help
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> It is way too late to be wrestling with this, but being the obsessive
> compulsive I am.....
> I can not get an XP machine to join a samba-ldap domain
> The machine account has been made
> The XP registry and local policies have been set
> I continue to get 'specified domain does not exist'

Either the name of the workgroup that the WindowsXP box is in is the
same as the domain you are trying to join, or you have other name
resolution problems (which can be solved by using WINS normally).

I suspect the former. Change the workgroup name to anything that is
different from your domain name, apply, and then join the domain. (this
problem is not samba-specific BTW).


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