[Samba] NT and XP clients cannot reach Samba PDC

Christian Merrill cmerrill at redhat.com
Wed Oct 13 14:33:49 GMT 2004

M Middleton wrote:

>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
Have you tried manually setting a WINS entry (ip address of samba 
server) for the windows machines?


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