[Samba] Problem with Windows XP: Cannot join Samba PDC
gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 11:45:48 MDT 2010
For an "NT4/Samba" domain, DNS is not relevant. The XP client will
locate the PDC via netbios. WINS is not essential but definately helps.
On the XP machine, type "ipconfig /all" and make sure that your XP
machine is configured for the WINS server.
Also, make sure on your XP TCP/IP settings that you have NOT disabled
On 06/17/2010 10:22 AM, Hung Nguyen wrote:
> I have tried several times to get Windows XP client join SAMBA PDC
> domain, but no luck.
> I follow some nice guide from Ubuntu Forum and samba Document, my
> Samba PDC working with OpenLDAP.
> When I type join XP to domain I get :
> http://osvn.pastebin.com/QUpVVq5q <http://osvn.pastebin.com/QUpVVq5q>
> DOMAIN is name of workgroup = DOMAIN in my samba group, it seems like
> XP client cannot find where is DOMAIN.
> I'm pretty sure that my DNS is working properly, XP can resolve
> dc.DOMAIN.local to its IP address and use my dns server to connect to
> internet without problem.
> Linux Clients can join domain without problem.
> Does someone face this problem before, please help.
> I also enable WinS server on Samba configuration.
> Actually, I dont understand why I need a local DNS here, because when
> we join Samba Domain, we just type in Domain form NetBios name of
> server, not full domain name. If you can explain, please give me an
> answer too.
> Thank you very much for your help, 2 days working on it did not help
> me too much.
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