[Samba] can join the W2K domain controller

David Michaels dragon at raytheon.com
Mon May 9 16:03:50 GMT 2005

Two possibilities that I can think of:
(1)  The password server you've specified isn't the right one.  If it's 
a w2k Active Directory server, it may not be in NT emulation mode, and 
thus won't acknowledge NT-style join requests.  If it's a w2k Domain 
Controller (pre-AD), .. hmm, not sure about that one.  Might still need 
to be in NT emulation mode?
(2)  Your password might be wrong.  Try doing -U admin, leave off the 
password.  It'll prompt you for it with "Password:" (and hide it from 
the screen).

Note: you don't need a "realm" if you're not using AD, which it looks 
like is your case, as you're using "server = domain".


Talwar, Puneet (NIH/NIAID) wrote:

>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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