[Samba] Joining Samba3 to NT4 domain problem

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Dec 6 15:29:19 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 16:59 +0200, Kryol wrote:
>  Hi all, 
> I try to join samba3 to NT4 domain: 
> My smb.conf is following: 
> [global] 
> workgroup = MYDOM 
> netbios name = LANSERVER 
> server string = Samba Server 
> security = domain 
from smb.conf


       This mode will only work correctly if net(8) has been used to add
this machine into a Windows NT  Domain.  It  expects  the  encrypted
passwords parameter to be set to yes. In this mode Samba will try to
validate the username/password by passing it to a Windows NT Primary or
Backup Domain Controller, in exactly the same way that a Windows NT
Server would do.

       Note that a valid UNIX user must still exist as well as the
account on the Domain Controller to allow Samba to have a valid UNIX
account to map file access to.

You might want to try 'net join -S NETBIOS_NAME_OF_PDC -U Administrator'

I also wonder if in your configuration...

> password server = PDC 

is 'PDC' really the NETBIOS name of your primary domain controller?

and note that it probably would help to have a line in smb.conf
something like...



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