[Samba] NT and XP clients cannot reach Samba PDC

M Middleton middleton.m at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 14:30:03 GMT 2004

When attempting to join my domain, the NT 4 Workstation and XP Pro
clients cannot contact the domain controller.  The Samba server is
running normally, and can be connected to via IP address, but not by
name.  Additionally, when I set up a DNS, it still could not contact
the Samba server.  The clients and server are on the same subnet.

I have read as much as I could find on configuring Samba as a PDC, but
thus far have found nothing that has solved my problem.

Below is a copy of my smb.conf file.  Any assistance is appreciated.  Thanks!

netbios name = THOR
workgroup = ASGARD
server string = Thor at Asgard
encrypt passwords = yes
status = yes
wins support = yes
passdb backend = smbpasswd
os level = 64
prefered master = yes
domain master = yes
local master = yes
security = user
domain logons = yes
logon path = \\%N\profiles\%u
logon drive = S:
logon home = \\homeserver\%u\winprofile
#logon script = logon.cmd
domain admin group = root
unix password sync = yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*Password* %n\n *Please*Retype*New*Password* %n\n

comment = Samba PDC Logon Scripts and Policies
path = /etc/samba/netlogon
read only = yes
write list = ntadmin

comment = Roaming Profiles
path = /etc/samba/profiles
read only = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

comment = %u's Home Directory
read only = no
browsable = no
guest ok = no
writeable = yes

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printer admin = root
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
use client driver = Yes
browseable = No

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