[Samba] Net Join Problem

Robert Mortimer rmortimer at bluechiptechnology.co.uk
Thu Feb 7 15:20:31 GMT 2008

I am having difficulty joining my new samba server to my domain.

I am replacing an old member server. I am using the same config file with a
new netbios name

I try 'net rpc join -S my-pdc -W my-domain -U root' and get the following

error setting trust account password: NT code 0x1c010002
Unable to join domain my-domain.

I can dynamically join windows machines to my domain.
The net join creates a partial machine account in my LDAP server.
The samba deamons are off

Apart from installing the RPMs and updating smb.conf is there anything else
I need to do before I run net join?

NB I have also had the same results downloading Samba 3.0.28 running the rpm
creation script and installing the RPM

Although I can find references to this problem on the Internet I have not
found a cause yet!

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