[Samba] Problems with domain logons
Edmundo Valle Neto
edmundo.valle at terra.com.br
Thu Jul 6 18:12:41 GMT 2006
Eric Evans escreveu:
>> As I mentioned in my last email and as explained below, the use of
>> login scripts in the netlogon share only work when the samba server
>> is acting as a PDC and your clients are part of this domain. Windows
>> clients then automatically look for the existence of the netlogon
>> share and run the script mentioned in the smb.conf. The users home
>> directory will be automatically mapped using the drive letter
>> completed in the smb.conf. Other drives can then be added using net
>> use or you can use kixtart which is a great scripting program which
>> allows you to be more creative with your scripting. Stick with net
>> use if its just basic mapping your after.
> Thanks very much. We've never used domain logins before but I looked
> up in the "Using Samba" book about how to set up the Samba server as a
> domain controller. Here's the contents of my [global] section of my
Using samba is a reference to the Samba 2 branch (although some things
remains the same), Samba 3 has two books (available online), The
Official Samba-3 Howto and Reference Guide, and Samba by Example.
> workgroup = Plab
> domain logons = yes
> socket options = TCP_NODELAY
> invalid users = root bin daemon adm sync shutdown halt mail
> news uucp
> max log size = 100
> security = user
> encrypt passwords = yes
> os level = 34
> local master = yes
> preferred master = yes
> domain master = yes
> print command = /bin/lp -d%p %s; sleep 5; rm -f %s
> printer = 128_1
> printing = SYSV
> log file = /var/log/samba.log
> log level = 0
> max log size = 50
> debug timestamp = yes
> logon script = startup.bat
> Now I have two stupid questions:
> 1. When I go into one of my Windows 2000 clients and try to set it up
> to be a member of the Plab domain, I get an error message saying that
> it's not able to contact the Plab domain. But I thought I had the
> Samba server set up properly to be a PDC.
Can be a lot of things, browsing, lack of guest user, the nmbd logs
should show how elections are going.
> I don't see any error messages in the Samba log file.
Put a log level = 2, 0 doesn't log anything.
> Is there any way I can test the Samba server to see if it's actually
> operating as a PDC?
smbclient -L localhost -U% should show if you can list the resource of
the server locally and show who is the master browser.
I recommend you to use the samba server as a WINS server too (if it will
be always available), and configure the clients to use it.
The books have step by step examples on how to set up an test a PDC.
> 2. We also have Windows XP clients but I'm not able to find how to set
> them up to be in the Plab domain. Anybody know how to configure XP
> clients for domain logons?
The books shows that too including pictures of the dialogs on the client
and the scripts needed in the server, how to set privileges, etc.
> Thanks very much,
Edmundo Valle Neto
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