[Samba] RE: XP Joining domain
barasch at biostat.wisc.edu
Wed Jun 9 16:00:53 GMT 2004
What's interesting about these errors is that the Join seems to succeed, but
that the machine password in the smbpasswd file is not modified.
We're still using the 2.2.x stream of samba, and I've been meaning to try
the 3.0.x versions, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I hope my
suggestions still apply to the version of samba you're using.
At first blush, it looks like you're having some permissions problems
editing the smbpasswd file and creating the machine account passwd for the
XP machine joining the domain.
Let me review items you've tried
1) Manually creating unix account and adding machine account to smbpasswd
file with smbpasswd -am xptest$ (your unix passwd entry looked fine)
2) The unix root account has an smbpasswd, and you're using that when
prompted. (We've never been able to get domain admins to join machines
(because smbpasswd file is writable by only root)
3) It does look like the smbpasswd machine account has been disabled - have
you tried re-enabling it and rejoining the machine? Smbpasswd -e xptest$
Because the smbpasswd file doesn't get modified, I suspect some kind of
When trying to join the domain, have you already connected to the samba
server using a different set of credentials? In our version of samba, only
one set of credentials is allowed - try doing a 'net use /delete *' (or
something like that) from the PC to be sure you haven't unwittingly opened a
connection to the samba server before trying to join the domain.
Computer Systems Support
Dept. of Biostatistics
University of Wisconsin in Madison
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>> [mailto:samba-bounces+jgray=bardelanimation.com at lists.samba.org]On
>> Behalf Of Derek Harkness
>> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 11:20 AM
>> To: samba at lists.samba.org
>> Subject: [Samba] XP Joining domain
>> I'm attempting to join a Samba 3.0.4 domain on a Debian linux box,
>> a Windows XP client.
>> 1) Can only get the join to work if I use the root account. On Win2k
>> 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
>> Any thoughts?
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