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

Edmundo Valle Neto edmundo.valle at terra.com.br
Wed Jun 27 18:29:51 GMT 2007

John Drescher escreveu:
> 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.

Its just recommended not necessary. I think its more error prone to that 
using ldif files (idealx scripts already does the initial population for 
you, without problems).  Of course, in a clean install.
>> 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
> privelages.

Would be easyer just looking the log errors.
>> Samba must know the password of the ldap administrator to be able to
>> change it.
> Samba has that for me.
> John


Edmundo Valle Neto

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