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Old 07-29-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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Cannot join a Linux computer to a Windows 2000 server domain


Cannot join a Linux computer to a Windows 2000 server domain
using the command smbpasswd

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I have two windows 2000 server and both are part of the domain named weboffice.net

server # 1: win-2000-server
server # 2: win2000server1

server # 1 is the top most computer in the domain weboffice
server # 2 then joined server# 1.
Both server belongs to a domain name of weboffice.net
Both server can replicate to each other just fine.

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When I joined a Linux computer to a win-2000-server using the
smbpasswd command as shown below it worked.

smbpasswd -j weboffice -r win-2000-server -U administrator%password_100

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When I joined the same Linux computer to a win2000server1 using the smbpasswd command as shown below, it result in an error

smbpasswd -j weboffice -r win2000server1 -U administrator%password_100

Error connecting to win2000server1

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Old 08-12-2003, 12:26 PM   #2
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Unhappy Joining a Windows Domain

I receive the same error.
Anyone have any suggestions????
 
Old 08-12-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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Set the security to password server, input the domain controller IP address.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:38 PM   #4
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I did that earlier, but it still did not work. One person told me that, I could not joined a Linux computer to the other windows 2000 server PDC is because the second one does not have a writable copy of the global catalog. Its global catalog is read only. This is why I got that error.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 04:35 PM   #5
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Are both servers part of the same domain?
 
Old 08-12-2003, 04:39 PM   #6
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If both servers are part of the same domain there is no need to join the linux box to both servers. Once you join it to one it will replicate to the other domain servers.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 04:52 PM   #7
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Both win 2000 server belongs to the same domain (please read the previous email posting on this same thread.). You are correct. I was trying to join to the secondary machine to test just in case if the prmary win 2000 server PDC is down, would a Linux computer be able to join the secondary win 2000 server ? The answer is no.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 05:04 PM   #8
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did you remove the computer account from the domain before trying to join the second time?
 
Old 08-13-2003, 11:15 AM   #9
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I have two windows 2000 server and both are part of the domain named weboffice.net

server # 1: win-2000-server
server # 2: win2000server1

server # 1 is the top most computer in the domain weboffice
server # 2 then joined server# 1.
Both server belongs to a domain name of weboffice.net
Both server can replicate to each other just fine.

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I delete the Linux computer account on both server, then I joined it to win2000server1 and it worked.
I guess, sometime the computer account is corrupted, and must be delete.
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Thank you all for your help

Last edited by Linh; 08-13-2003 at 11:56 AM.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 11:21 AM   #10
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Nothing to do with corruption. When you join server A is also replicates to server B. You can not join the same computer to a domain twice. This is why you were getting your errors.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:10 PM   #11
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I did delete the Linux computer account on both machine as you have suggested.

I just tried to joined to win-2000-server and then joined to
win2000server1, and back to win-2000-server and it all worked.

Can you explain the reason ?
 
  


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