[Samba] Re: Win XPPro not connecting to samba domain

Sean W nameneeded at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 15:40:09 GMT 2005

Hi, I should have included that information.

1. Samba 3.0.10 that comes with Ubuntu 5.04
2. Yes to all of the questions in the smb.conf file in that section.
3. Yes, Wins is setup on the WindowsXP Pro client.
4. Yes, the XP machine can ping the samba server and can map drives to 
shares on it.  The only problem is that it can't join the domain with 
the error indicated below.

For further information, I'm planning on moving to an LDAP backend but 
wanted to have the PDC working by itself first as a trial system, that 
will give me a bit more time to understand the LDAP workings instead of 
just following instructions and kacking when something doesn't work 
(like I'm doing now ;) ).

Thanks for the help.


Craig White wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 20:29 -0700, Off_Kilter wrote:
>>Steps to replicate:
>>1. Select 'To rename this computer or join a domain, click Change'
>>2. Select 'Domain' and enter the domain name. Click OK
>>3. When asked to enter credentials, enter admin user and password. Click OK
>>This error comes up:
>>The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "foobar":
>>The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
>>a. If I enter a fake domain in #2 above, it is a different error, it only
>>asks for user/pass when the correct domain is supplied.
>>b. Nothing is showing up in the /var/log/samba/log.smbd file when this
> ----
> no version of samba stated
> no mention of relevant portion of smb.conf
> domain logons = yes #?
> domain master = yes #?
> preferred master = yes #?
> wins support = yes #?
> Wins setup on WinXP client?
> Can WinXP client ping samba server?
> Craig

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