[Samba] Joining a Samba 3 domain repost

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Dec 14 20:09:10 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 12:50, Mike wrote:
> Sorry still unable to find documentation

Suggest you check the official documentation:


There are two books:


The HOWTO is a mechanic's guide, the ByExample is the deployment guide.
The deployment guide has a range of network configurations that are fully 
documented and provides step-by-step instructions to help you get your 
network running.

Suggest you check Chapter 4 of the ByExample book - it most closely matches 
your usage.

It is often easier to follow known-to-work examples, and then learn by 
changing a working system, than to try to learn everything from a cold start.

> Hello
> I have set up a Samba 3 PDC on RHEL4 using the tdbsam backed. I can log
> in as a user who has been added to the tdbsam database from a
> workstation. When I try to add the workstation to the domain (after
> breaking user connections to the server) I get "The following error
> occurred while trying to joining the domain xyz.com. Access denied.
> I havent seen any instructions in the how-tos on how to create the
> Administrative account on the server to accept workstations to join the
> domain?

Refer to chapter 14 of the HOWTO.

> How do I create security groups and join them to users ie Joe is a
> member of managers, accounts, engineers etc?

See chapter 11 of the HOWTO.

- John T.

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