[Samba] Samba and LDAP: Trouble adding Win XP machines to the domain

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 17:40:37 GMT 2007

Sorry if it is a bit of a pain that I am also answering this thread
but I do experience the same  problem...

> Theres a LOT of things that can got wrong when using LDAP as you can
> populate and use it the way YOU want, but samba expects it in a proper way.
> Its recommended that you populate it using smbldap-populate.
Did not do that.

> You need to have the tools configured properly.
Yes, according to the docs I have this correct.

> You need to have an user that have rights to join machines, a root
> account WITH samba attributes, or another user with proper privileges
> assigned by hand.
Yes. It does not matter weather I use root or a user with the correct

> Samba must know the password of the ldap administrator to be able to
> change it.
Samba has that for me.


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