[Samba] Joining a samba domain on WinXP without a root login?
hrognstad at starcenter.tn.org
Tue Jan 11 19:48:22 GMT 2005
I've been able to succesfully join XP boxes to the samba domain on samba
2.2.3a (yes, I know it's old), registering the machine name and so
forth, as many guides and so forth have shown online. However, it
requires entering root's smbpasswd when joining the domain -- and I'd
rather not have a Windows machine with any sort of remotely related root
access to our servers, especially having the capability of a root login.
I'm curious, since SAMBA is its own project and should be able to work
around it, if it's possible to join the domain without allowing the user
root to log into it. I've tried having invalid users = root, and
experimented with the domain admin group and admin users settings to
work around it, but to no avail. I've googled for a solution, and found
If it's only possible to join the domain with root logins enabled, how
insecure is it, exactly, and what are the best methods of working around
that? Is there a best equivalent way to Win9x logins for WinXP, so I
don't have to create matching accounts on every machine?
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