[Samba] can join the W2K domain controller

Talwar, Puneet (NIH/NIAID) PTALWAR at niaid.nih.gov
Mon May 9 17:10:53 GMT 2005

Well a strange thing is going on here, I am able connect to the Samba server
from my WIN XP client box which on the same subnet as the samba server and
PDC.  But when I go to a different subnet I get permission denied message
when connecting to the samba server.  I check the logs on the samba server
and it say unable to connect to the PDC server.

I explained the problem to the network engineer guys and they said there is
no firewall blocking the PDC server.

So I am kind a lost here as what is going on?



Puneet Talwar

-----Original Message-----
From: David Michaels [mailto:dragon at raytheon.com] 
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 12:04 PM
To: Talwar, Puneet (NIH/NIAID)
Cc: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: Re: [Samba] can join the W2K domain controller

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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