[Samba] Windows 2000 pro doesn't join a domain with Samba+Ldap (linux)

Robert robert at spotswood-computer.net
Sat Feb 23 06:23:13 GMT 2008

On Friday 22 February 2008, Hector Blanco wrote:
> Hello people...
> The thing is that I have a Linux server with Ldap (openldap2.3) +
> Samba (3.0.26) + smldaptools (0.9.2-3), and I want to authenticate a
> windows 2000 Professional client machine against that server, but it
> won't work!!
> When I try to join the domain "JOME" from Windows, I am prompted for a
> user that has permission to create "things" in the domain. I fill the
> textboxes with "root" and the "rootpass", and in the samba.log file of
> the server (if the debug level is 2 or higher), it appears:
> "authentication for user [root] -> [root] -> [root] succeeded". After
> this, the machine (enano$) is properly created (if doesn't exist) in
> the Ldap schema (a new entry called enano$ appears in
> ou=Hosts,dc=jome) as shown in the diagram above.The thing is that
> everything seems to be fine until in the windows machine a "error
> window dialog" appears with a very ugly red signal, saying ("username
> not found").

Sounds suspiciously similiar to a problem I've been having, except I'm not 
using LDAP, and my problem is with XP SP2 only. Unfortunately, I haven't 
found a solution to my problem either...yet. Search the archives for 
the "Joining Domain Problem only with XP SP2" if you want to see my thread.

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