[Samba] Adding Domain User Accounts to Windows 7 Clients (Samba3.4.8 PDC)

tms3 at tms3.com tms3 at tms3.com
Thu Jun 17 16:29:43 MDT 2010

> --- Original message ---
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Adding Domain User Accounts to Windows 7 
> Clients	(Samba3.4.8 PDC)
> From: "Walton, Bryan K" <bryan-walton at uiowa.edu>
> To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Date: Thursday, 17/06/2010  2:53 PM
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 12:22:25PM -0500, Walton, Bryan K wrote:
>> However, I am unable to successfully add domain user accounts to the
>> client.  When I attempt this, I receive the following error:
>> "The user could not be added because the following error has occurred:
>> The trust relationship between the workstation and the primary domain
>> failed."
> Hi everybody, thanks for your replies.  I've found the problem, I
> believe, and have a work around.  About 15 minutes ago, I stumbled 
> across
> this web page:
> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpronetworking/thread/7d0bb953-3514-4475-8f00-5f624f5f6b00
> As it turns out, a "new feature" of Windows 7 is that you cannot
> directly add domain users as local users.  Instead, you must add 
> desired
> domain users to local groups, achieving the desired result.  I have
> verfied that this works without difficulty.
> In the past, I was able to add domain user acocunts as local accounts,
> but it appears that Microsoft no longer allows this with Windows 7.

Ummm, no that is incorrect.  If you would like I will send you a 
screen shot.  This method you describe is what I've used to admin W2K3 
member servers to a Samba3-LDAP domain.

As long as it works...
> Thanks again,
> Bryan
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