[Samba] Joining an 2003 AD

Levi Kemp lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us
Wed May 2 20:53:16 GMT 2007

I figured out my issue after looking over the smb.conf file one more
time. Seems I have the full domain name in for my password server
br2.bolivar.edu, not just br2. I also failed to have winbind use default
domain, and winbind separator included. I'm not sure which fixed it but
now when I wbinfo -a I get.
plaintext password authentication succeeded
challenge/response password authentication succeeded
Which is exactly right if I'm not mistaken. I'm going to try and figure
out how to auto-create home directories now so I'm sure I'll have a new
question soon. I'm also backing up my .conf files in a couple places. If
I build a new server I should just be able to paste them into place
correct? As long as the server is the same name, which it will be.


On Mon, 2007-04-30 at 22:55 -0500, Don Meyer wrote:
> 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.
> -D
> 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
>    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little 
> temporary safety,
>          deserve neither liberty or safety."     -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759 

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