[Samba] Differences with net join

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Sep 30 16:19:40 GMT 2005

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 10:01:45AM -0600, Ric Tibbetts wrote:
> All;
> I'm getting closer to tracking down my problem (I hope).
> Since I want samba to verify the windows users from the Windows 
> domain, I did the usual net join. But it still doesn't get the users 
> from there, I still need an smbpasswd file.
> So... now the question (for the real samba gurus):
> Is there a substantial difference between:
> net ads join -w <domain/workgroup>
> and
> net rpc join -w <domain/workgroup> ?
> I did the "net rpc ...." because I don't have ads compiled in (owing 
> to the problems with IBMs implementation of Kerberos not being 
> compatable with Samba..).
> BTW: The join was successful, but Samba isn't pulling user IDs from 
> there. To do what I need to, do I HAVE to have ads compiled in?

No, you shouldn't.

What is the Domain controller running ? Is it W2K3 SP1 ? Can you post
an smbd log level 10 showing a user trying to connect to your system,
this should show us what is going on when smbd is trying to connect to
the DC.


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