[Samba] Unable to add an xp machine to my domain

System Administrator System.Administrator at planaustralia.com.au
Mon Oct 9 22:16:16 GMT 2006

> Hi there,
> I've been going through the samba 3 by example book and have now 
> successfully replaced my NT 4 PDC with a Linux machine running samba and

> an LDAP backend.  Beautiful.
> However, I've run into a slight problem.  When I try and add a new XP 
> pro machine to my domain, I get the following message:
> A domain controller for the domain TEST could not be contacted.

I had the same problem.  After doing some research I found a website that
suggested changing the 
add machine script to use %m (machine name) instead of %u.

This partly fixed the problem.  LDAP was creating an computer object but
only the posix account details.  There was no sambaSAMAccount attributes.
Working through the scripts I realised sub add_samba_machine was never

My mod was to add it in the Options{'w'} section of code in

  if (!add_samba_machine ($userName,$userUidNumber)) {
    die "$0: error while adding samba machine\n";


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