[Samba] Joining a Linux Machine to a Windows 2003 Active Directory Domain

Aaron Kincer kincera at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 15:43:09 GMT 2007

I was getting that message when the name of my computer didn't match that of
what I set in my SMB.conf for "server string" parameter. Not knowing any
details of your smb.conf and your system, that is my shot in the dark

On 10/29/07, C. Peterman <c.peterman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all, I'm trying to join a Linux machine running CentOS 5, Samba
> version
> 3.0.23 to a Windows 2003 Active Directory. I can authenticate successfully
> against Kerberos, but I cannot seem to join the domain. I'm using
> instructions from this article
> http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netos/article.php/3487081<
> https://mymail.clarkson.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/netos/article.php/3487081
> >
> but when I get to the join command I get this
> [root at 0-1-3-1d-38-f2 ~]# net ads join -U adjoin
> adjoin's password:
> Failed to set password for machine account (NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED)
> Failed to join domain!
> Any help would be most welcome!
> ~ Chris "Kyral" Peterman
> Communications & Media Undergraduate
> Clarkson University Class of 2008
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