[Samba] Unable to join Windows2003 machine to Samba domain
Don W Watson
dwwatson at us.ibm.com
Wed Jun 8 19:52:19 GMT 2005
I have a Samba PDC running on RHEL3U4 with the following smb.conf:
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1)
# Date: 2005/06/01 15:50:07
# Global parameters
workgroup = TESTDOMAIN
server string = Samba Server
passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://localhost, smbpasswd
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
printcap name = /etc/printcap
add user script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-useradd -m "%u"
delete user script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-userdel "%u"
add group script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-groupadd -p "%g"
add user to group script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-groupmod -m
delete user from group script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-groupmod
set primary group script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-usermod -g
add machine script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-useradd "%u"
domain logons = Yes wins proxy = Yes
wins support = Yes
ldap admin dn = cn=Administrator,dc=example,dc=com
ldap group suffix = ou=groups
ldap idmap suffix = ou=idmap
ldap machine suffix = ou=computers
ldap suffix = dc=example,dc=com
ldap user suffix = ou=users
admin users = Administrator
cups options = raw
bind interfaces only = Yes
interfaces = 127.0.0.1 eth1
comment = Home Directories
read only = No
browseable = No
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No
domain master = Yes
dns proxy = No
I want to join my Windows2003 machine to TESTDOMAIN. On the Windows
machine, following the instructions in Appendix A of the Samba Guide:
1. On the System Properties "Computer Name" tab, I select Change.
2. I enter TESTDOMAIN in the field below the Domain radio button and hit
3. I enter "root" and its password in the Computer Name Changes dialogue
and hit OK.
The result is I get the message "Logon failure: unknown user name or
I have set the root password with smbpasswd on the PDC machine. I have
many users in the ldap backend but root is in passwd. Have I forgotten
Thanks in advance for any help.
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