[Samba] Strange behaviour when joining the domain

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel felipe at paranacidade.org.br
Fri Sep 15 13:41:49 GMT 2006

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On 09/15/2006 01:24 AM, Christian Tardif escreveu:
> Just installed a new SAMBA-LDAP-PDC server on my network. I followed 
> the Linux Samba-OpenLDAP Howto, revision 20060710, so I would assume my
> setup is correct.
> My LDAP setup is a master/slave setup. The master is on a remote server,
> and the lave is local. When joining the domain (WinXP), it sometimes
> takes three-four times to be able to reach the domain(user administrator
> with uidNumber to 0). I<ve been able to see that it first creates the
> machine account not as a sambaSamAccount, but as a regular posix
> account. After some trials, it finally welcomes me to the domain. But
> the problem is that this machine account is created in a disabled
> status. In order to log on the domain with a regular user account, I
> have to first enable the machine account (which is OK but...).

	Hmmm, AFAIK, the master should be on the PDC. My best
guest (if I understood correctly) is that your problem is the
use of slave LDAP as PDC.

> My questions are.... why is it so long to create the machine account?
> Why is it creating it asa posix-only account at first? Why, finally, is
> it creating it in a disabled state?

	Strange things could happen on Microsoft Windows networks. :)
Let's try to work on te samba side first to check if it is the
problem, if you can change the slave LDAP to a master one and
test again, it could lead us to better ideas/conclusions.

> Thanks,

	Kind regards,

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