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Old 04-14-2002, 03:54 PM   #1
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Win xp pro on samba PDC????


Hello,
I am fairly new to Linux. I have redhat 7.2 and have set up samba 2.2.3a . I was able to set up the samba server and view shares with my xp machine, then I decided to set samba up as Primary domain controller. Now I can join the domain, but after reboot can't log into domain error message : domain controller down, not available, or machine account not found.
I have already tried the winxp_signorseal.reg that didn't help any!
If anyone can get me headed in the correct direction I'd appreciate it!
 
Old 04-15-2002, 01:58 PM   #2
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has it been done succesfully?

Ok, next question .
does anyone know if a windows xp pro workstation has succesfully been joined and logged into a samba domain?
'cause I haven't found any info anywhere that would say yes it has!
Chris
 
Old 04-15-2002, 11:31 PM   #3
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2 weeks of time pays off!!

Finally....
with only 2 weeks of my time tweaking on this I finally have succesfully joined and logged into my samba PDC from my xp workstation.
now just trying to configure logon paths and scripts and all that fun stuff.

For anyone else that is trying to do this I am working on thoroughly documenting everything that I have done to make this work!
 
Old 05-24-2002, 04:56 PM   #4
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samba PDC info

Real quickly to the guys that have inquired.
you'll need the registry tweak
http://www.gritton.biz/samba_xp_domain_member.txt
and you'll need samba v2.2.3a
A little info I started on but have not finished (just through together) is here
http://www.gritton.biz/samba
--Updated links 07/16/2003--
Hope that helps and if any questions feel free to ask them.

Last edited by gritts; 10-19-2003 at 11:55 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2002, 06:35 PM   #5
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LOL, I am now at the stage where I can join the domain, but unable to log in to any account defined on the PDC. Any insight will be appreciated. I am using Windoze XP Pro as well (my setup is pretty much identical to yours).

Thanx in advance!

P.S. Nice web site you got there, BTW your registry patch is available in /usr/share/doc/samba-2.2.3a/docs/Registry
 
Old 06-04-2002, 10:01 AM   #6
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OK, I got it. Apparently I used the registry patch (which is analogou to yours) that came with SAMBA without checking it out first. It was is UNIX format (i.e. LF line endings), and that &%% Registry Editor reported that everything was merged successfully, when it wasn't. I keep on getting more and more surprised at the stupidity of M$ developers. Basically, due to messed up line endings, the file was just a commented one liner. Well, why the hell would regedit report that it's OK? There's nothing to merge from it! What idiots!

Well, I feel like an idiot myself too, for being prone to such a stupid problem and for not doublechecking the registry editor's work ...
 
Old 09-11-2002, 01:03 AM   #7
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Hi peepz,

I followed gritts tut and still have the problem that I can't log on to the PDC with the known error message: domain controller down, not available, or machine account not found.

Any idea's what the heck is going on?

Running:
SuSE 8.0 Pro with Samba 2.2.3a as a PDC
WinXP SP1 as clients

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Old 09-11-2002, 01:43 AM   #8
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Problem 1 solved:

Windows wants to have NetBIOS over TCP/IP activated instead of the default entry use NetBIOS configuration of the server, which can be edited on the network configuration -> TCP/IP.

Problem 2:

Now Windows logs on and tell's me it couldn't find my profile and then it can't find the local one either ... if it's not there wasn't samba supposed to create it? (I'm a PDC ). Is there something I need to do to WinXP so my serverside profile will be created?
Currently I get logged on as "Default user" - not very exciting.

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Old 09-19-2002, 01:14 AM   #9
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Anybody alive?
 
Old 11-20-2002, 07:16 PM   #10
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I am sure you have figured it out by now, but thought I'd check.

For your roaming profile to be created you'll need to make sure that you have

logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U

logon drive = S:

logon home = \\%L\%U


[homes]

comment = Home Directories

read only = No

browseable = No

[netlogon]

comment = Network Logon Service

path = /home/netlogon

guest ok = Yes

browseable = No

share modes = No

[profiles]

path = /home/profiles

read only = No

guest ok = Yes

browseable = No

In your SMB.conf file, I think that the shares must be named " net logon" and " profiles "
also with the appropriate rights and I don't recall what they must be set to.
Hope you've had it figured out. Sorry, that I didn't get back sooner!
Chris Gritton
 
Old 11-21-2002, 01:14 AM   #11
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Got it working already thx
I'm currently stuck with the printers ...
 
Old 11-26-2002, 05:56 AM   #12
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linux as pdc in medium network

Hy!

I` am thinking about making Linux the PDC in a network containing about 130 Clients and about 200 User.
What about your experience ?
Will this work ?

By the way:

I know, I like linux too, but what about the different advantages and disadvantages ?

Thanks!
 
Old 11-26-2002, 08:36 AM   #13
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Hi DJFauß, it sounds like you've got exactly the same setup as mine (Linux & XP). Could you post a copy of your smb.conf?
 
Old 11-26-2002, 09:40 AM   #14
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I will asap .. but won't be before friday ...
 
  


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