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Old 04-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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Join W2K machine to Linux domain


I think I have the DNS issue I had licked from the other day. Now I am attempting to join a W2K machine to the domain. I have gone through the tutorials on configuring SAMBA to mimic an NT PDC as well as have created the user and machine accounts in smbpasswd. When I attempt to join the machine to the domain I get the error "The domain you are requesting could not be located".

When I do an nslookup from the W2K machine I get a response of

>nslookup mydomain.home

linux-server.mydomain.home

I do not receive an IP address just the name response. What I am wondering here is do I still have something misconfigured in my zone records or should I be looking for something in my smb.conf for this?

In the smb.conf file should the domain be the netbios domain name or the FQDN? Meaining "mydomain" as opposed to "mydomain.home" I am unable to post the contents of my smb.conf or zone files as I am at work now, but if needed I could post them later this evening. I have attempted to do searches on this topic but have not located anything of use either on the forum or using google. So any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 09:53 AM   #2
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I think you are getting somewhat confused with the term domain. Your PDC domain name has nothing to do with DNS.

Can you post a copy of smb.conf
 
Old 04-02-2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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I think you are getting somewhat confused with the term domain. Your PDC domain name has nothing to do with DNS.

Can you post a copy of smb.conf
I see what you are saying there. That is where I am getting a bit confused. So when the machine states that it is unable to find the domain "mydomain.home" that it is not finding a PDC with that domain correct? I will get you a copy of my smb.config file later today when I get access to the machine. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 11:44 AM   #4
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Yes, that is correct. To be honest I'm not sure that the PDCs domain name can contain anything other than alphanumeric characters which means that the "." becomes invalid.
 
  


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