[Samba] Joining an ADS domain - issue with the netlogon pipe (anonymous access required)

patrick.r.bussey at jpmchase.com patrick.r.bussey at jpmchase.com
Tue Jan 22 15:43:18 GMT 2008

I have a problem joining Samba to a Windows 2003 sp1 ADS domain. I'm 
running Samba 3.0.28 on Solaris 10 with MIT Kerberos 1.6.3 and OpenLDAP 

When I run 'net ads join' i get the following error.

./net ads join -S domaincontroller.mynet.mydomain.com -U Administrator 
2008/01/22 12:06:09, 1] rpc_client/cli_pipe.c:cli_rpc_pipe_open(2222)
  cli_rpc_pipe_open: cli_nt_create failed on pipe \NETLOGON to machine 
domaincontroller.mynet.mydomain.com.  Error was NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
[2008/01/22 12:06:09, 0] utils/net_rpc_join.c:net_rpc_join_ok(70)
  net_rpc_join_ok: failed to get schannel session key from server 
domaincontroller.mynet.mydomain.com for domain mynet.mydomain.com. Error 
Failed to verify membership in domain!
Failed to join domain: Success
[2008/01/22 12:06:09, 2] utils/net.c:main(1036)
  return code = -1

A temporary work around for this is to add "netlogon" to the group policy 
under "named pipes that can be accessed anonymously" on the PDC. Once the 
Windows SA's changed this the 'net ads join' worked fine.

The Windows SA's will not open this on the production domain.

Is there a way to get Samba to join an ADS domain correctly without having 
to enable anonymous access to the netlogon pipe?



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