[Samba] Win2k Server won't join domain

Steven Kurylo skurylo at cleartech.ca
Fri Feb 11 19:56:33 GMT 2005

This isn't looking like a samba problem, but thought I'd ask just in case.

I'm running samba 3.0.10 on Debian stable as a PDC.  I have a Windows 
2000 Server which was happily part of the domain until this morning.  
This morning users couldn't use an application whose database files are 
on the w2k machine, the symptoms looking like the users weren't 
authenticating to the w2k machine.

Looking into the issue they could browse the database files through 
network neighbourhood, but the application couldn't find them.  I 
decided to try to remove the w2k from the domain and rejoin it.  Now it 
will not rejoin the domain. 

I've now deleted the machine from the tdbsam.  I get the following error 
message when trying to join:

The following error occurred attempting to the join the domain "cleartech":
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because 
it has no enabled devices associated with it.

The event log says:

The session setup to the Windows NT or Windows 2000 Domain Controller 
\\SERVER for the domain CLEARTECH failed because the computer MAX does 
not have a local security database account.

Other w2k servers can join the domain fine.  There is no sign that the 
local security database is having problems, or the samba one.  Any 
suggestions?  Thank you.

Steven Kurylo

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