[Samba] Cannot join domain Samba PDC with ldap

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 04:31:43 GMT 2008

On Jan 21, 2008 12:24 PM, Gary Martin <gm4rtin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have built a Samba PDC with a ldap backend following the Howto:Samba
> documentation <http://directory.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Howto:Samba>.
> I am using Fedora 8 with Samba 3.0.28 and FDS 1.1.    I think I have a
> working Samba PDC with a FDS backend.  I can add users with smbpasswd
> -a but I can not connect to the domain.  The connection fails
> complaining about the user name or password.  I have tried using a
> member of the Domain Admin group and a Administrator account rid 500.
> I believe that this is a problem with the machine account but I am not
> sure how to fix it.  What user should I be using to add workstations
> to the domain, a member of the 'Domain Admins' or the Administrator
> user?  What type of "add machine scripts" should I have?  Thanks.
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Did you do a smbpasswd for root?  I always forget to do that and machine
accounts... that's where I'd start looking.  I'm not sure on the add machine
script, I'm running slackware which has a screwed up machine script -
something non standard, IIRC.

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