[Samba] Re: Samba 3.0.7 & adding machines. Wrong primary group.

Igor Belyi sambauser at katehok.ac93.org
Thu Oct 14 17:16:02 GMT 2004

I have a strange feeling that the clue is in the "server-manager" since 
I don't use it to join domain at all.

I have Debian/unstable x86 Linux 2.6.7 Samba 3.0.7 as a PDC.
Workstation is WinXP Pro SP1.

To join domain I just go into System Properties/Computer Name/Change... 
and put Domain name in the "Member of/Domain:" field. Then I click "Ok", 
put Domain administrator's name and password in popuped "Computer Name 
Changes" window, and click "Ok" again. After getting "Welcome to DOMAIN 
domain." and "You must restart this computer for the changes to take 
effect." popups I reboot and have computer as a domain member.

Do you join domain some other way?


Michael Liebl wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 13. Oktober 2004 schrubte Igor Belyi:
>>>Using:      Debian/unstable x86 Linux 2.6.5
>>>Samba:      Version 3.0.7-Debian
>>Interesting case... The request comes from Windows to update machine 
>>account with a bunch of new values and in this request RID of the 
>>primary group for the account (group_rid) is listed as 513 (0x201).
>>If you look at the 'fields_present' in the request you will notice that 
>>it requests almost all information to be updated - 09f827fa (this is a 
>>bitwise mask of fields to be updated). When I add a computer in my 
>>domain I have it only '00c4 fields_present : 01100002'. Note, that on 
> How do you add? Details welcome.
>>So, I suspect the problem is somewhere on Windows side. I haven't found 
>>any Domain Policy requiring all accounts to be in "Domain Users" group 
>>which is the only thing which comes to my mind as a probably cause for 
>>the problem.
> Strange. @home I have WinXP SP1 only, with standard server-manager from
> the WinNT4 Resource Kit.
> At the customer we have W2K with a unknown server-manager, but same
> results @ samba 3.0.7 on RH box.
>>I hope somebody having more experience with different Domain/Windows 
>>configurations can help in this case.
> May I install an old samba 3.0.1 to test that?

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