[Samba] Joining a Samba 3 domain repost

Mike mikevl at paradise.net.nz
Wed Dec 14 20:10:43 GMT 2005

Thanks Chris I tried that to

User is there But I get the message "....error while joining domain xyz 
user not found"
Unix username:        root
NT username:         
Account Flags:        [U          ]
User SID:             S-1-5-21-2865329454-1566569267-2544077890-1000
Primary Group SID:    S-1-5-21-2865329454-1566569267-2544077890-1001
Full Name:            root
Home Directory:       \\server\root
HomeDir Drive:        H:
Logon Script:         logon.bat
Profile Path:         \\server\Profiles\root
Domain:               xyz
Account desc:        
Munged dial:         
Logon time:           0
Logoff time:          Sat, 14 Dec 1901 09:45:51 GMT
Kickoff time:         Sat, 14 Dec 1901 09:45:51 GMT
Password last set:    Wed, 14 Dec 2005 17:16:39 GMT
Password can change:  Wed, 14 Dec 2005 17:16:39 GMT
Password must change: Sat, 14 Dec 1901 09:45:51 GMT
Last bad password   : 0
Bad password count  : 0

Chris Lounsbury wrote:

>You need to make sure your root account exists in your tbsam backend and
>then use root and its password when joining your windows workstations. 
>At least that's how I did it
>>>>Mike <mikevl at paradise.net.nz> 12/14/05 12:50 PM >>>
>Sorry still unable to find documentation
>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 
>How do I create security groups and join them to users ie Joe is a 
>member of managers, accounts, engineers etc?
>Many thanks

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