[Samba] Linux Active Directory Integration Problem

Jens Heidbüchel j.heidbuechel at fz-juelich.de
Fri Mar 30 10:43:49 GMT 2007

Brijesh Shukla schrieb:
> Hi,
> I am getting the problem to access shared folder when I am using Dual boot
> operating System.
> Let say I have two operating system on the same machine.
> 1) XP  and the name of the machine in xp environment is "XYZ"
> 2)Cent OS (Linux) and the name of the machine in Linux environment is "ABC"
> both operating system share the same static IP address.
> the problem appear when I have logged in my domain using XP OS and restart
> the machine in Linux mode.
> In Linux mode I can join the domain using "net ads join -U user%password"
> command, it is working fine and
> I am getting the message like "Join in Domain" but when I try to access any
> share folder my domain controller
> is giving the message " You do not have access right to see the content".
>  But if I reboot my domain controller and Linux PC I am able to see my
> shared content.
> Any idea or guess where I am making mistake?????????
> Thanks & Regards
> Brijesh Shukla

Hi Brijesh,

the machine account, which is created by joining the domain is 
overwritten by another when joining the domain with samba and the 
Windows Client "key" does not fit to the machine account anymore. We 
have several notebooks which had the same problem.

We solve it by giving the dual boot system another netbios name, so that 
smb.conf looks like that:

netbios name = machinename_l
netbios aliases = machinename

By joining the domain the machine account is created for machinename_l 
and does not touch the "original" Windows machine account. The alias is 
therefore, that the machine can be accessed with it's original name when 
booted in Linux.

Greets, Jens

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