[Samba] Re: PDC and windows xp domain joining - root user does not exist

Igor Belyi sambauser at katehok.ac93.org
Sat Oct 16 16:47:36 GMT 2004

Any smbd log you want to share?
I'd expect some kind of error in there? :)


Mark Rutherford wrote:
> ok, changed the computers name and added it just as I added 'test'
> then, deleted the 'test' machine
> the new machine I called 'mark'
> and, it was already in a workgroup.. so I rebooted it
> no change. it still tells me that root is an invalid user
> so, im back where I started.
> Anton K. wrote:
>> Mark Rutherford wrote:
>>> I am trying to set up a samba PDC, and I have followed many FAQ's and 
>>> HOWTO's ive found online.
>>> all seem to be just about the same..
>>> So, I made a config up (at the end of this email)
>>> then I did the following:
>>> added users/machines as such:  (just trying to get it to work, will 
>>> spice it up later)
>>> useradd test$
>>> passwd -l test$
>>> smbpasswd -a -m test
>>> smbpasswd root
>>> (entered a password twice...)
>>> Now... I went to the windows xp machine, changed some registry 
>>> settings (windows xp with service pack 2, BTW.)
>>> then I attempted to join the domain,  entered 'TEST' as the domain, 
>>> and a prompt came up asking me for the username and password required 
>>> to join the domain..
>>> entered root and the root password and... it tells me: 'the specified 
>>> user does not exist'
>>> now, thats damned strange...
>>> so I create another unix user, and then another samba user.. I call 
>>> this user 'test' with a password 'test'
>>> so, I try to use that, and it tells me access denied... so I can 
>>> understand that..
>>> I try to enter root with no password, and it tells me the username or 
>>> password is invalid.. I expected that as well, I guess.
>>> im at a loss. I honestly dont know what to do.
>>> my thing is, at work we are considering switching off of novell in 
>>> favor of samba, so I best get to know it
>>> im off to a rocky start. I hope that someone on list has an idea.
>>> thanks in advance :)
>>> here is my smb.conf, mostly copied from examples:
>>> [global]
>>>        workgroup = TEST
>>>        netbios name = SAMBAPDC
>>>        server string = Samba %v on %L
>>>        log level = 1
>>>        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%L
>>>        max log size = 1000
>>>        time server = Yes
>>>        socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 
>>> SO_RCVBUF=8192
>>>        logon script = logon.bat
>>>        logon path = \\%N\profiles\%u
>>>        domain logons = Yes
>>>        os level = 255
>>>        preferred master = Yes
>>>        domain master = Yes
>>> [netlogon]
>>>        path = /home/samba/netlogon
>>>        browseable = No
>>> [profiles]
>>>        path = /home/samba/profiles
>>>        read only = No
>>>        create mask = 0700
>>>        directory mask = 0700
>>>        browseable = No
>>> [data]
>>>        path = /home/samba/data
>>>        read only = No
>>>        create mask = 0750
>>>        directory mask = 0750
>>>        guest ok = Yes
>> How did you called the machine. It has to be the same like the machine 
>> account of cource, probably 'test' in your case. I saw that you called 
>> the workgroup the same. My win workstations complain if have machine 
>> with same name as domain. Try calling domain test1 and machine test 
>> for instance.
>> I also noticed that sometimes a win machine has to be restarted before 
>> joining a domain .... I don't know why.....
>> You can also try make a WinXP SP2 a workgroup machine before joining 
>> to the domain and test  user root and password.....

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