[Samba] Linux as PDC

Rob Watkin rob at enprise.co.uk
Fri Sep 1 20:38:05 GMT 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 11:52 -0400, Robert Adkins wrote:
> Logan Shaw wrote:
> > On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Rob Watkin wrote:
> >> I will post the latest version smb.conf file below. I have followed the
> >> instructions in http://us4.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-
> >> Collection/FastStart.html section "Domain Controller" for the most part.
> >>
> >> I have one server (TAU) and one Windows XP client (vm-201). I can get
> >> vm-201 to join my BC workgroup but not the domain. I am rebooting the XP
> >> machine and restarting samba on TAU between experiments.
> >>
> >> I have just noticed the following error in the log file which I think is
> >> at the bottom of all this! When I try to get the XP box to join the BC
> >> domain it asks for a username and password, I give tom ****** and then
> >
> > I have to admit that I myself don't understand the exact
> > requirements on what type of account is required here, but
> > it must be some sort of administrator account, not a regular
> > user account, that you use to join to the domain.  So you
> > need to use root, or possibly some other privileged account,
> > but I know root works.
> >
> >   - Logan
>     root is needed, I believe, in order for Samba to create the Machine 
> Account automatically. I believe that you need to create a Samba account 
> for root, if you are using the Linux passwd/groups and the smbpasswd 
> files for authentication purposes.

Thanks that did it. I gave root as the username when joining the domain.


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