[Samba] Error connecting WinXP client to Samba PDC: DNS name does not exist / RCODE_NAME_ERROR

Christian Geiger c.geiger at lohrmann.de
Mon Nov 9 09:22:05 MST 2009

OK - finally fixed it. As already described in another thread, the 
problem was a too long netbios name. Adding the following line to the 
smb.conf fixed the problem:

netbios name = dc

Am 06.11.2009 15:48, schrieb Christian Geiger:
> Sorry - it seems I could use a break. I made an (embarrassing) mistake
> capturing the network traffic: in fact, the samba server DOES answer the
> request. The following response comes back:
> 4 0.001857 SMB_NETLOGON SAM Response -
> user unknown
> However, Windows does not ask for a user to login. Trying to join the
> domain using the netdom command from the Windows Support Tools supplying
> a user and password for the Domain (netdom join emco-test
> /Domain:lohrmann /UserD user /PasswordD password) doesn't work either.
> I'm really stuck - can someone please help me?

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