[Samba] cannot join to domain

Edmundo Valle Neto edmundo.valle at terra.com.br
Wed Oct 11 03:26:30 GMT 2006

Haven't you already answered yourself? Does that users already exists in 
Second, smbldap-useradd -w "%u" is enough to create a machine account, 
-i is to create trust accounts.

Edmundo Valle Neto

rpenny at f2s.com escreveu:
> I am trying to set up Samba 3-0-22 as a PDC on Ubuntu server 6.0.6 LTS, this is
> on a Sun Ultra 5. When I try to join the domain using root, I get a dialog box
> with the following message
> The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domain name":
> The user name could not be found.
> When I looked inside /var/log/samba/log.hp-laptop I found this
> [2006/10/10 19:07:02, 0] rpc_server/srv_samr_nt.c:_samr_create_user(2415)
>    _samr_create_user:Running the command '/usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w -i
> "hp-laptop"' gave 9
> so I looked inside /usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd, I then found that the only exit
> that gave 9 was the following
> # user must not exist in LDAP (should it be nss-wide ?)
> my ($rc, $dn) = get_user_dn2($username);
> if ($rc and defined($dn)) {
>   print "$0: user $username exists\n";
>    exit (9);
> I am now lost, as I understand it, root is the only way to join a domain and the
> dialog box on my windows machine says the user cannot be found,
> but smbldap-useradd seems to be saying because the user exists I cannot join.
> I have tried reading the archives etc but cannot find an answer, anybody out
> there know a cure for my problem?
> thanks
> Rowland

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