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Old 05-30-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Adding computer to SAMBA with LDAP authentication


I've got a strange problem when adding a new computer to the domain.

If computer account does not exist:
1. Windows says account is not there and fails to add computer.
2. SAMBA creates an account on LDAP through smbldap-add.

Second attempt, when computer account exists:
2. Windows says account exists and fails to add computer.

I'm stuck in a permanent loop and I'm not sure what to do. Linux tools seem to be doing what they are supposed to, but I guess Windows doesn't like the return value of smbldap-add?

Thanks for any suggestions.
 
Old 06-01-2012, 12:56 AM   #2
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what does this command give you ? It should pull accounts from ads server so you can know if communication between it and the linux box is cool.Also are you sure you have your smb.conf right?

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getent passwd
 
Old 06-01-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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I'm only seeing the local accounts, but SAMBA is definitely talking to LDAP because if I try a wrong password when adding a new machine to the domain, it correctly fails to authenticate.
 
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If your only seeing local accounts then there is a problem communicating with the ADS server.Maybe you missed a step.
 
Old 06-01-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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I'm only seeing the local accounts, but SAMBA is definitely talking to LDAP because if I try a wrong password when adding a new machine to the domain, it correctly fails to authenticate.
If getent passwd isn't displaying your Windows accounts, it sounds like you need to configure /etc/nsswitch.conf. Your nsswitch.conf file should look something like the below:

passwd: files ldap
group: files ldap
shadow: files ldap

I would also double-check /etc/libnss-ldap.conf or /etc/ldap.conf. It should look something like:

base dc=DOMAIN,dc=com
uri ldaps://LDAPSERVER
 
  


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