[Samba] Samba cannot

Aaron Kincer kincera at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 18:49:37 GMT 2006

With Samba 3.0.22, I created the computer account manually in Active 
Directory and then use the following command:

net ads join -S domain.controller.computer.name -U 

To do this, make sure that in your smb.conf file, you have the option 
server string = computer.account.name set.

Hope this helps. Oh, I also have netbios name = computer.account.name 
set as well.

Jay D. Anderson wrote:
> With Samba 3.0.23c I am unable to join the server to AD. The command and
> messages return:
> # ./net ads join createcomputer=OUlevel1/OUlevel2/Servers -Uadminacct
> adminacct's password:
> Using short domain name -- DOMAIN
> Failed to set servicePrincipalNames. Please ensure that
> the DNS domain of this server matches the AD domain,
> Or rejoin with using Domain Admin credentials.
> Disabled account for 'SAMBA' in realm 'DOMAIN.COMPANY.COM'
> After this "net ads join" the server appears in the correct OU and is
> indeed disabled. Enabling it doesn't help; after starting the Samba
> processes, access attempts prompt for username and password and nothing
> works.
> The situation is the Samba server is a DNS server for a non-AD domain so
> I can't have its DNS domain match the AD domain, and the only
> administrative accounts I have access to are for the OU I'm attempting
> to add the server to, not for the entire AD domain.
> I am running 3.0.21b in production without any problems.
> Is there any work around for this issue? I think bug 3906 points out
> this problem, I would be happy to provide further information if it
> would be helpful.
> Thank you.

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