[Samba] cannot join Windows 2003 domain

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jan 30 21:07:34 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 01:53, Nerijus Baliunas wrote:
> Hello,
> When I try smbpasswd -j DOMAIN_NAME -r alfa -U Administrator
> I get
> Error connecting to alfa - NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
> Unable to join domain TID.
> The same command works with Windows 2000 domain.
> Windows domain is configured for pre 2k/2k3 access,
> samba-2.2.8a.
> I tried to search google unsuccessfully. Can I debug it?

You need to use Samba 3.0, as win2k3 enforces SMB signing, which 2.2
does not support.

When using Samba 3.0, you need to use 'net join'.  Set 'security=ads' in
your smb.conf, if you have the right LDAP and kerberos libraries.

Finally, read the HOWTO, it contains this and many other useful hints.

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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