[Samba] Not able to join domain

Chris Boyd Chris.Boyd at usit.ie
Thu Apr 6 14:18:10 GMT 2006

I ran the groupmap script


net groupmap modify ntgroup="Domain Admins" unixgroup=ntadmin
net groupmap modify ntgroup="Domain Users" unixgroup=users
net groupmap modify ntgroup="Domain Guests" unixgroup=nobody

 and was able to create the root account in pdbedit. 
I've gotten the XP machine to join the UCD domain now. Although I'm still not clear what the groupmapping did. 

Chris Boyd
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>>> Bruno Guerreiro <bruno.guerreiro at ine.pt> 04/06/06 3:08 PM >>>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Boyd [mailto:Chris.Boyd at usit.ie] 
> Sent: quinta-feira, 6 de Abril de 2006 14:54
> To: Bruno Guerreiro; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: RE: [Samba] Not able to join domain
> Ok I've got it back to PDC by doing the "net rpc join PDC.It 
> gave me a failed to join domain error but it shows as a 
> domain PDC now. 

That syntax would be right if you were trying to join a domain called "PDC"
Showing as PDC is only dependent of the smb.conf file.

> I'm still unable to create a root account in pdbedit after 
> changing security to user (and restarting nmb/smb). I still 
> get the error in the logs about root not existing. 

Have you tried changing root's samba password, with smbpasswd?

If you issue: pdbedit -Lv, do you get any entry for root/administrator or

Best regards,
Bruno Guerreiro

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