[Samba] Standalone PDC XP-Win7 clients can't join domain.

Adrian Levi adrian.levi at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 03:39:01 MST 2010

I have setup a Samba PDC Version 3.4.3 under Debian.

I have read the TOSHARG and By Example chapters regarding domain
logins as well as anything else I could find.

The machines (seem) to join the domain successfully but when the
machines requre a domain administrator account privilege escalation
The Win7 machine fails with the message "The machine trust account failed"

I suspect the problem lies with the domain setup on the PDC but I am
unable to trouble shoot further on my own.

Another thing to note is that there is no ADMIN$ IPC share on the
server and I am unable to find information regarding when it should be
present or not.

It is worth noting that the server otherwise works as a workgroup server.

Please suggest any information that would be useful to troubleshoot further.

Yours humbly,


24x7x365 != 24x7x52 Stupid or bad maths?
<erno> hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to
ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my
apartment it is.

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