[Samba] security = ads: problem join XP Pro?

Etienne-Hugues Fortin efortin at fs01.cyberspicace.com
Thu Jun 10 12:49:58 GMT 2004

Hi Paul,

> Where are you getting with adding the machines?  You should get a posix
> user added with machinename$ for the uid, then that user will be
> modified to include the sambaSamAccount data.

That's what I got when I tried joining the domain while security was set
to domain.  However, I've not been able to retest this with security set
to user as you suggested.  My test workstation hard disk crashed
yesterday.  I'm expecting my replacement drive tomorrow so I should be
able to test this during the weekend.

> I would suggest these for 'official' resources:
> http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/man/howto/samba-pdc.html*
> *and
> http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/man/guide/
> **

I'll have a look at those.  Until now, I've use the Samba by example and
that's where I got the security = ads which seems to be the cause of my

> there are a couple  of comments below:

Yes, the smbldap-tools are installed and working.  I've also setted the
secret with smbpasswd -w.  As I said, the join worked after I tried
security = domain.  I'm pretty sure it will work as well with security =
user.  I just have to wait for my new hard disk...

I'll keep you posted as soon as I'm having tested it.

Have a nice day.


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