[Samba] Can not add machine to the domain

Chris Boyd chris.boyd at usit.ie
Wed May 23 15:22:14 GMT 2007

Running samba-3.0.24 with ldap on debian etch. 
Whenever I try to add an xp pro machine to the domain I get (on the pc) "the
username can not be found". I'm loggin in as admin. In the samba log I get
(for this pc) 
" passdb/pdb_interface.c:pdb_default_create_user(368)
  _samr_create_user: Running the command
`/usr/local/smbldap-tools/smbldap-useradd -w "gal_script$"' gave 127" 

I changed disabled the digital encryption for domain on the xp box in
security policy.
I can add the machine from the debian command line with no problems. 
Here is the smb.conf

workgroup = usit

server string = %h server

dns proxy = no

interfaces = eth0

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

max log size = 1000

syslog = 0

panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

encrypt passwords = true

passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://

ldap suffix = dc=usit,dc=ie

ldap machine suffix = ou=machines

ldap user suffix = ou=users

ldap group suffix = ou=groups

ldap admin dn = cn=admin,dc=usit,dc=ie

ldap delete dn = no

obey pam restrictions = yes

ldap password sync = yes 

invalid users = root

passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u

passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .

domain logons = yes

enable privileges = yes

logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U

logon path = \\%N\%U\profile

logon drive = H:

logon home = \\%N\%U

logon script = logon.cmd

add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos ""

add machine script = /usr/local/smbldap-tools/smbldap-useradd -w "%u" 

socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

domain master = yes

preferred master = yes


comment = Home Directories

browseable = no

writable = yes

create mask = 0700

directory mask = 0700

valid users = %S


comment = Network Logon Service

path = /home/samba/netlogon

guest ok = yes

writable = no

share modes = no



passwd:         compat ldap
group:          compat ldap
shadow:         compat ldap
hosts:          files dns
networks:       files
protocols:      db files
services:       db files
ethers:         db files
rpc:            db files
netgroup:       nis


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