[Samba] Win XPPro not connecting to samba domain

Bjørn Fahnøe bf at bf-data.dk
Wed Oct 5 09:31:27 GMT 2005

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
> happens.

Have you created a sambauser named root and given a password?
You must use this user to join the domain
Bjørn Fahnøe

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