[Samba] Join Server to Domain Fails

Bit bit2300 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 13:42:14 GMT 2008

Michael Adam wrote:
> 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
Thanks for the help, Michael.  It is a Samba domain controller though.  
So I believe my command should default to the "root" samba user, which 
should be fine, right?

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