[Samba] setting up Samba server as a PDC

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Fri Jul 7 12:33:23 GMT 2006

you have to use root with root's password.  smbpasswd -a root  also on 
the windows server you need to set the IP address of the samba server as 
your WINS server in the network properties or on your DHCP server settings.

Eric Evans wrote:
> I'm still trying to set up our Samba server as a PDC.  I tried to do 
> this yesterday and couldn't get my clients to recognize the server as 
> a domain controller.  Someone on this list suggested that I upgrade my 
> Samba from version 2 to 3.  I've done that, and things seem to be a 
> little better than they were yesterday.  Now when I go to my Windows 
> client machine and try to set it up for domain logins, it no longer 
> tells me that there is no domain controller when I enter the domain 
> name in the system control panel.  Instead, it prompts me for a name 
> and password of an account with permission to join the domain.  So I 
> enter my username and password.  Then I get an error message that says 
> that the network path could not be found.
> Does anyone have any idea if there is anything further that I need to 
> do to set up the Samba server as a PDC?
> Thanks,
> Eric

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