I tried several different methods are posting that message. I managed to get an article on it:
This is pretty much the same setup. with these instructions I managed to get the linux machine to see the active diretcory, it was listed in there. Also I can get a list of users and groups in the active directory.
The command used to join the active directory was:
net ads join -U Administartor%Passwords
The only thing I cant do now is authenticate users. So im definately close.....im a total newbee to Linux..........do i have to create any special accounts on the windows server and on the linux box????
Thanks for getting back to me.