[Samba] some cannot join domain

Flatfender flatfender at gmail.com
Mon May 23 12:56:01 GMT 2005

On 5/22/05, Chuck Theobald <chuckt at darkwing.uoregon.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some machines (winXP and win2k) that cannot join my domain.  Others
> I have joined to the domain.  I am using the smbldap-tools 0.8.9 with an
> add machine script as follows:
>          add machine script = /usr/local/samba/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w "%u"
> The LDAP entity gets created with objectClasses top, inetOrgPerson, and
> posixAccount.  My impression is that samba then comes along and changes the
> entity, turning it into an account, sambaSamAccount object.  This process
> has succeeded in some four machines I have tried, but other machines fail
> this final conversion.  I get an error "The user name could not be found"
> at the machine.  All of these machines were joined to the same domain
> previously run by Totalnet Advanced Server, so the machines themselves are
> configured to be capable of joining.  The only pattern I can discern is
> that the machines on which this occurs have names of 8 characters or more,
> though a machine that did join the domain has a name of 8 characters, so I
> am not sure that this is relevant.
> Any ideas as to where I can look to begin to track this down?  I can
> manually create the machine accounts, but am leary of doing so due to the
> requirement of having unique SIDs.
> Thanks,
> Chuck Theobald
> System Administrator
> The Robert and Beverly Lewis Center for Neuroimaging
> University of Oregon
> P: 541-346-0343
> F: 541-346-0345


I had this same problem, I would look at how your nss_ldap/nsswitch is working.


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