[Samba] Cannot join SAMBA domain from XP/2K

deff deff at zoznam.sk
Sun Sep 19 20:50:34 GMT 2004

On Saturday 18 September 2004 21:31, Alexei Monastyrnyi wrote:
> And what was the result of that struggle?
> Didi you make it work?
Yes, I did. In some other thread someone mentioned that it is mandatory to put 
all users and machines accounts to ou=People due to some weird samba design 
decision. However, it isn't mentioned in any howto, neither official nor 
idealx's, and samba doesn't complain about it in any way either. Too 
bad...for me.

> deff wrote:
> >For christ's sake, I've killed 3 days over this.
> >And i'm pretty sure i'm not the only one.
> >
> >On Friday 17 September 2004 16:57, Alexei Monastyrnyi wrote:
> >>Hi List.
> >>
> >>I've got SAMBA 3.0.7 with LDAP passwd backend (OpenLDAP 2.2.15) on
> >>Solaris 9 box.
> >>
> >>When joining the domain I have permanent error "The user name could not
> >>be found".
> >>To add machine I use account "administrator" which is already exist in
> >>SAMBA/LDAP with uid=0 and proper password.
> >>
> >>I have "add machine script" directive in smb.conf file and I see  that
> >>it works when I try to join the domain.
> >>
> >>add machine script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w %u
> >>
> >>This script is from IDEALX smbldap-tools 0.8.5 package which is supposed
> >>to be comparaible with SAMBA 3.0.
> >>In the IDELX doc file they say that "add machine script" adds only Posix
> >>stuff for machine LDAP account. And the rest should be added
> >>automatically during join process.
> >>So, Posiix account for machine is successfully created but not BAMBA one.
> >>And in LDAP log file I see no attempts from SAMBA server to do that.
> >>Neither see I errors in SAMBA log.
> >>
> >>My question is: what are the steps during the domain join process with
> >>SAMBA + LDAP as backend?
> >>
> >>Thanks for any hint.
> >>
> >>A.

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