Win2000 clients does not regognize Samba PDC's domain
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Win2000 clients do not regognize Samba PDC's domain
Hi, I'm working as a computer lab monitor in the chemistry department of my university. My employer recently asks me to set up a PDC on a Redhat 9.0 machine in the lab. I have Samba running with a modified smb.conf which I generalized from one of Samba PDC documentation.
All of the computers in the lab have static ip-address assigned by the university network domain (unm.edu). Their current DNS address is that of one of the computer on campus. The problem I'm having is that whenever I try to change any of the Win2000 clients to the domain "CHEMPHOENIX," Windows says that the input domain name is invalid. I know for certain that Samba is running without any problem, and I can ping skywalker.unm.edu but not skywalker.chemphoenix from the client machines.
My question is:
**Do I need to set up a DNS server on the machine running Samba PDC in order for the Win2000 clients to recognize the domain "CHEMPHOENIX?"
If the DNS wasn't the problem, can someone give me a pointer on what went wrong?
Here is the smb.conf:
; basic server settings
workgroup = CHEMPHOENIX
netbios name = skywalker
server string = Samba PDC running %v
socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192
; PDC and master browser settings
os level = 64
preferred master = yes
local master = yes
domain master = yes
;security and logging settings
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
log level = 2
max log size = 50
hosts allow = 127.0.0.1 184.108.40.206/255.255.248.0
; user profiles and home directory
logon home = \\%L\%U\
logon drive = H:
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
logon script = netlogon.bat
; creates machine/trust accounts as needed
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -s /bin/false -M %u