[Samba] Joining an 2003 AD

Kemp, Levi lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us
Tue May 1 17:44:41 GMT 2007

Well I finally had a chance to try it. Of course it worked and if I wasn't at work I would be screaming "WOOHOO" at the top of my lungs. I'll wait till my little brother-in-laws baseball game tonight and just embarass him ;-) Thanks so much. This is going right in my how-to, and I'll add it to the WIKI on k12ltsp.org . I know I won't be the only one to miss something this simple. I'm still going to have to do a fresh install, but now I know exactly what the issue was. And I won't have any trouble when I actually get a server to install on. You guys haven't just helped me, you've helped a bunch of students have access to better technology through the use of open source software. Thanks so much!

Levi Kemp
Technology Specialist
Bolivar R-1 Schools
Where Kids are First!
lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Meyer [mailto:dlmeyer at uiuc.edu]
Sent: Mon 4/30/2007 10:55 PM
To: Kemp, Levi
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] Joining an 2003 AD
No, on systems that I have attempted to override this error and join 
the domain with the system's given name, I have been unable to do so 
with the Domain Admin credentials that the error states is required 
for success.

My current domain join workaround for a rebuild/new system is to 
install the 3.0.23-6 packages,  run the 'net ads join', then 
immediately update to current version.


At 10:31 PM 4/30/2007, Kemp, Levi wrote:
>  Don, are you saying that despite putting in both you still get this error?
>At 04:39 PM 4/30/2007, Aaron Kincer wrote:
> >You must make sure that the hostname set in /etc/hostname and what
> >you have for your server string are exactly the same. At least
> >that's how I fixed it. On Edgy 6.10/Samba 3.0.22, I didn't have to do this.
>The gotcha is that I get this failure despite attempting the 'net ads
>join' with Domain Admin credentials...    (Even up through 3.0.25rc3)

Don Meyer                                           <dlmeyer at uiuc.edu>
Network Manager, ACES Academic Computing Facility
Technical System Manager, ACES TeleNet System
UIUC College of ACES, Information Technology and Communication Services

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