[Samba] Problem with Windows XP: Cannot join Samba PDC

Gaiseric Vandal 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 
netbios-over-tcp/ip (NBT.)

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.
> Regards,

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