[Samba] can Samba 2.2 join Windows 2003 R2 DC?

Scott Serr serrs at theserrs.net
Mon Sep 20 12:41:10 MDT 2010

I have a Solaris 8 box with very old Samba 2.2.8a.  It would be very convenient to join a Windows Domain with a 2003 R2 DC.  (saving about 1 month of bureaucratic busy work - replacing the server)  I've followed the docs on joining a Windows 2K AD, but no success:

[root at box samba-2.2.8a]# smbpasswd -D 2 -j FOO -U me
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Got a positive name query response from ( )
session setup ok
Domain=[FOO] OS=[Windows Server 2003 R2 3790 Service Pack 2] Server=[Windows Server 2003 R2 5.2]
service: IPC$    service_type: IPC
failed tcon_X
Unable to join domain FOO.

Is it even possible for Samba 2.2 to join a 2003 network?


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