[Samba] Creating computer account

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Feb 14 23:14:42 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 16:07, Juer Lee wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Juer Lee" <juer.lee at raidtec.ie>
> To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 10:00 AM
> Subject: [Samba] Creating computer account
> Hi,
> Can anybody confirm that I must have a user account of the AD who has rights
> to add a machine to the domain when joining Samba as a domain member in AD
> mode?
> Say, when I run command kinit USERNAME at REALM, USERNAME must be a user who
> has rights to do that.
> I got the information above from the HOWTO of Samba-3.
> While I found when I join a Win2000 workstation to a AD, I only need a
> common user account even he hasn't got the rights to assign create the
> computer account in the AD ( I am sure of this, also the account is in
> Domain Users group only )
> Is this the limitation of Samba3? Though I don't think this is a problem.

Try a 'net rpc join' instead, but then you loose some of the ADS magic. 
But yes, because of the the operations we perform on that account it is
a limitation of Samba 3.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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