[Samba] Win2k Client and Samba server Domain

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Mar 5 01:20:59 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 10:45, Matthew Daubenspeck wrote:
> After a lot of searching and some frustration, I finally got a Windows
> 2000 Pro. client joining my test Samba 3.0.2a domain. My only question
> is with the automatic user addition. After the client joined the domain,
> the machinename$ was added to /etc/passwd. Is this necessary? 

It is.  All samba users must (by some means) be unix users.

> I am
> looking into migrating an 800+ client network to samba, which will
> probably mean a very large /etc/passwd file. :)

And no doubt much larger, by the time you add each user.  

> I hate to sound stupid, but is this the only way to get a Win2k box to
> join a Samba domain?

If a large /etc/passwd file scares you, then move to LDAP.

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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