[Samba] Join Server to Domain Fails

Michael Adam ma at sernet.de
Wed Jul 16 11:25:10 GMT 2008

Bit Byte wrote:
> Hi list,
> Would anyone please help me troubleshoot the following?
> [root at myserver ~]# service smb status
> smbd is stopped
> nmbd is stopped
> [root at myserver ~]# net rpc join -S MYPDC
> Password:
> Creation of workstation account failed
> User specified does not have administrator privileges
> Unable to join domain MYDOMAIN.
> [root at myserver ~]#
> I'm not sure why this would happen if my user specified (root by default,
> yes?) has admin privileges.

You need to specify a domain-user that has administrative
privileges in the domain/on the PDC, e.g. (assuming it is a
windows DC):

net rpc join -U MYDOMAIN\\administrator

Cheers - Michael

Michael Adam <ma at sernet.de>  <obnox at samba.org>
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