[Samba] Solved - Re: More Samba PDC problems
rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Feb 15 17:13:46 MST 2011
On 02/15/2011 09:24 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> So I back up my settings for user1, by stopping smb and nmb on the
> server (I have to do this, rather than disconnect it, as it is also
> the DHCP server). I was able to get in with the local cached settings
> and back them up.
> I then logged out, started smb and nmb and logged in again. I got
> warned that there were no settings and local settings were being used.
> I then logged out, and saw the settings saved on the server in the
> .../profiles/user1/ directory.
> I go to log in again and get an error:
> Windows cannot connect to the domain, either becuase the domain
> controller is down or otherwise unavailable ... or because your
> computer account was not found....
> smb and nmb are running. I try restarting them, no difference.
> I had created the computer account with the script:
> add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 99 -s
> /bin/false -M %u
> where %u is the computer name followed by a $ (this is how the other
> computer was set up).
> I don't see the computer account as the problem, I did get in the
> first time.
It seems this was the problem. Running the script is NOT the same as
what happens when the computer is connected to the domain. I bet there
is a password in there somewhere...
I deleted the computer account and went through the steps, logged in
locally as Administrator to move the system to a workgroup then back to
the domain. I only have a few systems, but this would be an APPSOLUTE
PAIN with a number of systems. Now I have to find out how to back up the
/etc/passwd shadow file so if I loose the computer again, I can 'easily'
> So I look at the permissions for .../profiles/user1 and see they are
> root:users, I change this down the tree to user1:users and no
> difference. I mv .../profiles/user1 to user1old and try again, no
> Why might I be getting this error?
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