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

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 14:18:39 MDT 2010

I would bet this isn't going to work.    I used to run PC NetLink (as an 
alternative to samba.)  There were some registry changes (signorseal) 
that would let XP machines join a PCNL domain but they never worked with 
Win 2003.    And that was with WIn 2003 as a domain member not a server.

If you google "XP signorseal" it you should find the settings I mean.

My guess is your time would be better spent replacing the server then 
trying to get the old setup working.

Alternately you could download Samba 3.x from SunFreeware, already 
compiled for Solaris 8.  But I am pretty sure that Samba 2.x uses 
smbpasswd as a backend by default and I don't know if Samba 3.x supports 
that anymore.  (Pretty sure it doesn't-  but you may be able to convert.)

On 09/20/2010 02:41 PM, Scott Serr wrote:
> 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=
> Password:
> 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
> Error connecting to FOOSERV1 - NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
> Unable to join domain FOO.
> Is it even possible for Samba 2.2 to join a 2003 network?
> Thanks!
> -Scott

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