[Samba] Re: 3.0 PDC Cannot find root user
jason.zhang at canamet.com
Thu Apr 29 14:17:19 GMT 2004
It looks like the script for "add user script" does work well. I guess
if you mark that line out, you will get the same reaction. Try exactly
the same as the "samba howto collection" for the script.
Burhan Khalid wrote:
> Matthew J. DiBattista wrote:
>> What is the error message you are getting?
> Account does not exist
>> Why do you want root access thru samba?
> I do *not* want root access through samba. I want to have samba create
> machines accounts automatically for new clients that are joining the
> According to all documentation that I have read (regardless of samba
> version), there needs to be a "root" account in samba, which is the
> equivalent of the Domain Administrator in Windows. This is the only
> account that is authorized to add new machines to the domain.
> I created this account using smbpasswd -a root, and gave it a password.
> For what its worth, if the machine account has been manually created in
> Samba, then the initial logon with root works. It just won't work if
> the machine account does not exist. If the machine account does not
> exist, it will give "There was an error joining the domain mydomain, the
> specified account could not be found". However, if I ssh into the
> server and create the machine account manually, then the same login
> (root, with the smbpasswd password) works to add the machine.
> Hopefully this clears things up a bit.
>> Why not just include yourself in the root and wheel group.
> My regular user account on the linux server is in wheel group.
> [trimmed rest]
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