[Samba] The system cannot log you on now becuase the domain iis unavailable on XP Pro.

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jan 7 22:23:33 GMT 2004

On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 01:47:39PM -0600, Jeffery Cox wrote:
> Yes I am using XP Pro. I have joined the XP machine to the domain
> successfully. I am running Samba 2.27 on RHL 9. Whenever I log on to the
> machine and attempt a domain logon, I am told that the domain is
> unavailable. I have searched google many times with many permutations and
> have not found an accurate solution to this problem. I have Win95 and 98
> machines which log on without any trouble. It's only the XP machine that
> fails. I am using PAM authorization and have disabled encrypted passwords on
> XP.

Plaintext passwords are incompatible with domain logons.  Win9X is an
exception because it doesn't really join the domain.

Upgrade to Samba 3.0 (avoids registry patches on WinXP) and turn on
encrypted passwords.

Andrew Bartlett

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