[Samba] Unable to join to domain: The username could not be found.

Hakan BAYINDIR acid-burn at myrealbox.com
Mon Mar 6 18:00:32 GMT 2006

I'm using the root account, the "root". I think the accounts are enabled
and I used smbpasswd to set the paswd. I also want to mention that I'm
using idealx scripts to maintain smb and ldap at the same time.

Mark Rutherford wrote:
> You need to use the superuser account, root to join a domain.
> Are you using 'root' or 'administrator' to do this?
> Also, is your root account enabled and has a password set using
> smbpasswd?
> Hakan BAYINDIR wrote:
>> Hi,
>>     This is my first post here, so if I make any mistakes, warnings are
>> always welcome. I'm working in an organization and we are migrating are
>> domain controllers from windows to linux. I'm trying to deploy a working
>> configuration of samba. Using openSuSE 10.0. I was following the Keith
>> Robertson's how-to from IBM-Developerworks but in the end; the finished
>> installation fails to work as expected.
>>     I can see the shares, log in with correct id's which are saved in
>> ldap, transfer files, share the same workgroup with supplying correct
>> username and password which is saved in ldap again. But when I try to
>> join the domain, windows system wants username and password. It refuses
>> it if I give wrong creds and if I give the true ones, refuses again with
>> "the user name could not be found"
>>     I've tried signorseal patch, configured local policy but no hopes.
>> Also samba config test and slaptest returns OK. Any help will be highly
>> appreciated. Thanks in advance.
>>     Hakan BAYINDIR

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