[Samba] Two attempts required to join domain (SOLVED)

Bill Arlofski waa-samba at revpol.com
Mon Jun 18 13:41:26 MDT 2012

If anyone is interested (especially time travelers from the future), the fix
for our issue was found here.


a thread from way back in 2004...

That along with the smb.conf line

add machine script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -t 0 -w "%u"

allows our XP machines to join domain on first attempt regardless of what OU
we decide to place them in.

Using a -i on the smbldap-useradd command line, as recommended by someone in
the IRC #samba channel, does not work for us.

Thanks Steve and Gaiseric for trying to help out.   I tried both suggestions,
but in the end, It appears I need the sub scope search in ldap.conf

Bill Arlofski
Reverse Polarity, LLC

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