[Samba] Samba NT Domain Controller Help & Possible Walkthrough Please

Derek Harkness dharknes at umd.umich.edu
Sat Sep 18 12:49:01 GMT 2004

The easiest solution here is WINS.

wins support = yes

in smb.conf.  Then configure your workstations to use the new wins 
server, this can be set through dhcp if you're using dhcp.  Other 
config options that might be useful.

# This allow the workstation to create a machine account in the domain
add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disable-login --gecos 
"NTMachine --gid 968 --home /dev/null --no-create-home --force-badname 
# Script to run at logon
logon script = scripts\logon.bat
# Server to map home to
logon home = \\<SERVERNAME>\%U
# Drive letter to map home to
logon drive = h:
# Make sure the PDC wins any local browser elections
os level = 255

Hope that helps,

On Sep 17, 2004, at 7:25 PM, Debug Account wrote:

> Hello,
> Well a How-To Guide said to use that command after everything is 
> setup. I tried using Windows 2000 Client to join the domain, but it 
> would not, said domain dns lookup failed. Any help?
> Mike
> --- Gémes Géza <geza at kzsdabas.sulinet.hu> wrote:
> Debug Account írta:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I have done my reading & research and everything I try is coming to 
>> different errors, so I am going to beg & pray someone here can help 
>> me with my problem. I appericiate any help in advance! I am running 
>> Samba 2.2.11 on a RedHat Linux 7.3 Server, connected to a network of 
>> Windows 2000 & XP Machines. I want to configure Samba to be the 
>> Domain Controller for my other machines. Before I was getting an 
>> error on a old copy of Samba (2.2.2a i think), then I upgraded to 
>> 2.2.11, and when I run the smbpasswd -j domainname , I get this 
>> error:
>> My Security = Users
>> and Encrypt Passwords = Yes
>> I want Samba to be the domain controller,
> Then why do you want it to join its own domain?
> You just need to have domain logons = yes  for a domain controler and
> domain master = yes if this is the primary domain controler (which is
> the case, if this is the first, or the only one domain controler on 
> your
> network).
> And then join the clients to this newly created domain.
>> I don't want to have samba rely on Windows2k as the domain 
>> controller, so this is why I don't have it set Security = Domain. If 
>> anyone can please provide me with some very helpful information or a 
>> small working config file, please do.
>> Domain name = Hinata-Inn-NT
>> Domain Controller's PC Name: Tama-Chan-PDC
>> Description: Hinata Inn's Network PDC
>> Thank you very much,
>> Mike
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> Cheers,
> Geza
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