[Samba] Re: Win2k Client <-> Samba Server

Scott Drumm sdrumm at midsouth.rr.com
Sat May 31 22:34:53 GMT 2003

John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Fri, 30 May 2003, Scott Drumm wrote:
>>I'm having some difficulties joining a Win2k workstation to a Samba domain.
>>This particular workstation is my work laptop (DRUMMSW01) which normally
>>operates as a member of a standard Win2k domain called BIZ.  At windows
>>startup/logon, BIZ is specified as the domain.
>>At home, my Samba PDC's workgroup/domain is HOME.LAN
>>When I try to browse shares on HOME.LAN with the Win2k laptop, I get the
>>following error message: "There are currently no logon servers available
>>to service the logon request."  However, if I logon to the laptop
>>locally as opposed to w/ BIZ specified (i.e. I have a local machine
>>account) I can use all of HOME.LAN's resources w/o a problem.

> The link is incorrect. To add a machine account to /etc/passwd you need to
> escape the '$' as follows:
> useradd -g machines -c "windows 2000 workstation" -d /dev/null -s
> /bin/false -n doraemon\$
> Note the '\' before the '$'

Still a no-go (altho I'll be the first to admit I have a very 
rudimentary understanding of Windows domains).

I cannot logon to the HOME.LAN PDC at all when my Win2k workstation is 
identifying itself as a member of the BIZ domain.  I cannot access any 
shares from the Win2k client using NET USE nor can I access the client's 
shares from the server using smbclient.  There is no password challenge, 
just the standard "no logon server available to process logon request"

I can however send SMB messages to both domains using smbclient ;)

What appears to be happening is that the Win2k client shows up as the 
server and master browser of it's domain (BIZ) while the Linux Samba 
server shows up as the server and master browser of it's domain 
(HOME.LAN) - yet never shall the two talk to each other...

Here's what I've got so far...

#smbclient -L drummsw01:
Domain=[BIZ] OS=[Windows 5.0] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

         Sharename      Type      Comment
         ---------      ----      -------
Error returning browse list: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED

         Server               Comment
         ---------            -------

         Workgroup            Master
         ---------            -------
         BIZ                  DRUMMSW01
         HOME.LAN             FIDELITY

#smbclient -L fidelity
Domain=[HOME.LAN] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.7]

         Sharename      Type      Comment
         ---------      ----      -------
         Laser          Printer
         tmp            Disk      Temporary file space
         DVD-ROM        Disk      Fidelity DVD-ROM
         CD-WRITE       Disk      Fidelity CD-Writer
         Zip-100        Disk      Fidelity Zip Drive
         WIN-APPS       Disk      LAN Windows Applications
         WIN-DATA       Disk      LAN Win-Data Directory
         Sounds         Disk      Sound Files
         MP3            Disk      MP3 Files
         Movies         Disk      DVD Rips / DivX Movies
         Download       Disk      Downloads on Fidelity
         IPC$           IPC       IPC Service (Samba Server (Fidelity))
         ADMIN$         Disk      IPC Service (Samba Server (Fidelity))

         Server               Comment
         ---------            -------
         FIDELITY             Samba Server (Fidelity)

         Workgroup            Master
         ---------            -------
         BIZ                  DRUMMSW01
         HOME.LAN             FIDELITY

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