[Samba] XP Joining domain

Derek Harkness dharknes at umd.umich.edu
Mon Jun 7 18:19:49 GMT 2004

I'm attempting to join a Samba 3.0.4 domain on a Debian linux box, with 
a Windows XP client.

1) Can only get the join to work if I use the root account.  On Win2k I 
can use any account in the Domain Admins group.
2) The join succeeds, the unix account and the smb account are created 
but the smb account is disabled, and the password contains all XXXXs.  
Joining the domain works fine from Win2k.

I've tried adjusting the Signing entries.  I tried manually creating 
the machine accounts, and I get a can't access machine account error on 

Any thoughts?


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