[Samba] Accessing member server prompts for credentials

Leon Stringer leon.stringer at ntlworld.com
Wed Jun 18 16:22:50 GMT 2008

> From: Toby Bluhm <tkb at midwestinstruments.com>
> Date: 2008/06/18 Wed PM 03:35:58 GMT
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Accessing member server prompts for credentials
> Leon Stringer wrote:
> > I'm still struggling with this if anyone can help.
> >
> > I'm back tracking through the HOWTO and realised that I hadn't created
> > a machine trust account.
> >
> >  # smbpasswd -a -m server1
> >  Failed to modify password entry for user server1$
> >
> > Please can anyone tell me why this last step fails?
> Those commands are for working with an NT4 domain. They're of no use if 
> you're trying to join samba to an AD domain.

Thanks, that makes sense although it isn't very clear in the HOWTO.

So I'm back to square 1: I can't access shares on the server.

If I try to connect remotely I'm prompted for credentials. If I try a domain user account it's rejected, same for a local UNIX user account on the Samba box.

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