[Samba] samba 3.0.4 : cannot join domain with w2k clients.

Peter Ulrich Kruppa kruppa at pukruppa.net
Sat Jun 26 17:16:18 GMT 2004

On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, HM wrote:

> Hello all.
> I'm trying since a few jours to get my w2k clients join my domain, managed by 
> my samba 3.0.4 PDC, without success. I can browse the server, share files 
> with it with my station, but i can't join the domain. When i try to, i get 
> the following message (sorry for the poor translation) :
>   The following error occurred while trying to join domain 'SLS' :
>   Failed to open a session : username unknown or invalid password.
And another useful (?) hint:
1) Completely delete the samba machine account:
    # smbpasswd -x machine$
2) Do check ../private/smbpasswd  if it is really gone and
    nothing like machine without $ is still in there.
3) Setup the account anew
    # smbpasswd -a -m machine$

Good Luck,


 		|   Peter Ulrich Kruppa   |
 		|      - Wuppertal -      |
 		|         Germany         |

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