[Samba] can join the W2K domain controller

Talwar, Puneet (NIH/NIAID) PTALWAR at niaid.nih.gov
Mon May 9 14:54:14 GMT 2005

I am having a hard time joining to the w2k domain controller.  here are few
steps that
i am trying to do to join w2k domain controller.

SMB.CONF file 
# Global parameters
        workgroup = Examples
        realm = EXAMPLES.COM
        server string = Comment of the server
        security = DOMAIN
        password server = PDC server address
        log file = /var/log/samba/smbd.log
        max log size = 200
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        wins server = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

#net join -I <PDC IP ADDRESS> -U admin at xxx.xxx
 [2005/05/09 10:45:37, 0] rpc_client/cli_netlogon.c:cli_nt_setup_creds(256)
 cli_nt_setup_creds: request challenge failed
 [2005/05/09 10:45:37, 0] utils/net_rpc_join.c:net_rpc_join_newstyle(279)
 error setting trust account password: NT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR

when i try to connect to the Samba server from WIN XP client, i get the
following error 
message on the Samba server.

 [2005/05/09 10:23:55, 0] auth/auth_domain.c:domain_client_validate(170)
 domain_client_validate: Domain password server not available.


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