[Samba] Settings up a Domain Member server, to act as a file server

Matt Millar staffmm at congleton.cheshire.sch.uk
Wed Jul 7 08:59:15 MDT 2010

I'm trying to piece together a way of making a debian samba domain member 
file server, but i can't work out how to do it.
We currently have a windows file server, which i'm trying to replace, with a 
linux samba server.
We have a AD domain, with all the users and groups that will need access to 
the samba server.
I'm hoping that i can register the samba server onto the domain, and then 
configure a share to only access to domain\staff.
Can anyone help me with this?
I've configured smb.conf:
realm =  domain.internal
workgroup = DOMAIN
password server = *
security = ads
encrypt passwords = true
I've run:
net ads join -U administrator -w congleton.internal
And it said that the server has registered onto the domain (although it 
doesn't show up in AD?)
I've then updated smb.conf with share details:
comment = Staff Shared Area
path = /mnt/sdb/staff_shared_area
valid users =@congleton\staff 
public = no
writable = yes
browseable = yes
However, when i try and access the share from a windows machine it says "bad 
username or password"
Does anyone have any ideas why i'm having problems?


Matthew Millar

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