[Samba] Problem getting Samba 3.0.14a to join NT domain as BDC

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Mon Apr 25 14:44:58 GMT 2005


Please  send me your smb.conf file (off-line) to <jht at samba.org>.

- John T.

On Monday 25 April 2005 08:31, Richard Heggs wrote:
> Hi list,
> This is driving me to distraction.
> I have installed the 3.0.14a RPMS on SLES8, and am following chapter 9 of
> the 'By Example' documentation, to migrate from an NT domain to a Samba
> domain backed by LDAP.
> I have followed the instructions up to the point where I enter:
> net rpc join -S pdc_it -U Administrator%password
> Unfortunately, this responds with:
> Creation of workstation account failed
> Unable to join domain NCC-INTERNET.
> I can ping the PDC from the BDC-in-waiting, and vice versa.
> 'net rpc info -S pdc_it' returns
> Domain Name: NCC-INTERNET
> Domain SID: S-1-5-21-1715208214-1745711169-1221738049
> Sequence number: 43615
> Num users: 3052
> Num domain groups: 13
> Num local groups: 5
> 'net getlocalsid' returns
> SID for domain LINUX1 is: S-1-5-21-1715208214-1745711169-1221738049
> Also, I've had a look at the event log of the PDC, and I see this error:
> The session setup from the computer LINUX1 failed because there is no trust
> account in the security database for this computer. The name of the account
> referenced in the security database is LINUX1$.
> The server manager doesn't list either LINUX1 or LINUX1$.  I've tried
> repeating the whole process, but first adding a BDC account to the domain
> manually, but I get the same result.
> I'm at a loss what to do... any suggestions would be much appreciated.
> Thanks
> --
> Richard Heggs
> Systems Analyst
> Nottingham City Council
> Tel: 0115 9154029
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