[Samba] Correct method to Join Domain ????

Mike Rushton mrushton at epix.net
Fri Jun 8 11:42:12 GMT 2007

And that should work for XP clients too ??? 

Even if I don't go with Samba / Linux I am gonna have to figure out how 
to work w/. another domain, 


Julian Pilfold-Bagwell wrote:

> Mike Rushton wrote:
>> I am testing w/ a PC loaded w/ Centos 5 and Samba (whatever version 
>> it came with)
>> I have not had any luck with connecting WinXP clients to it (or 
>> anything for that matter)
>> I think my problems stem from not joining the domain correctly.
>> What is the proper method for Win XP or WIn 2K .  When I get a chance 
>> I am gonna connect a PC to my test network. To join a domain, you 
>> would need (at least for NT)
>> Name of Domain
>> Admin account
>> Password for admin account
>> A unique Network Name for the PC.
>> And you typically (at least thru XP) right click on the Computer 
>> Icon, > Properties > Network and Join the domain or change machine 
>> name to get on.
>> What do you do for Limux / Samba ???
>> You need,
>> root account, ???
>> root password ??? Uniique machine name ???  Do you try to join domain 
>> is same manner or is there a config file you got to edit  ???
>> Any help or advice is welcome.
> Hiya,
> You need this document:
> http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/unixclients.html#wdcsdm
> There's also additional info in the samba docs at samba.org. 
> Particularly useful are Samba 3 by example and the Samba 3 Howto.
> Cheers,
> jools

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