[Samba] unable to join w2k3 SP1 to samba 3 domain.

Adam Nielsen adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au
Tue Sep 8 16:35:26 MDT 2009

> I've been running Samba 3.0.28a on Ubuntu for a few months.
> One of my machines is running Windows Server 2008 SP2.
> This machine joined my Samba domain just fine months ago,
> however last week I reinstalled the PDC with Ubuntu and Samba.
> Now I'm unable to rejoin my Windows Server 2008 machine to Samba.
> When I try to join the domain I get this error:
> "The following error occurred attempting to join the domain DEVNET:
> The specified account already exists."

Just a guess, but have you deleted the computer object from AD before
re-adding it?  Or are you using an account with write access to the
object?  If the PC already exists in AD you will need certain privileges
to overwrite it.


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