I am running an LDAP server (openldap version 2.3.27) on RHEL 5 server.
It is configured correctly to allow remote linux logins.
I am also trying to use it as the user database for a SAMBA server running on the same machine.
I have version 3.0.23 of SAMBA.
I can successfully join my windows server to the domain using the samba administrator credentials.
I can successfully login to the windows server using the samba administrator credentials and i get the correct home directory mounted on my H: drive.
However, I am unable to login as a user from the LDAP database at the windows login screen.
I get the following message from windows:
The system cannot log you on due to the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning.
This is very strange because, if I login locally to the windows server and browse to the samba server in Windows Explorer, I can click on the server and it will ask me for a user name and password. If I put any username and password in the LDAP database, I can see the contents of the server applicable to that user. I even get the correct home directory (shown in network places but not mounted on H
I would really appreciate some help here. This is a very frustrating problem and no amount of googleing has produced the solution.
p.s. I am posting this here because the SAMBA mailing list keeps bouncing it.
p.p.s. Another weird phenomenon has arisen in the last two days. I can join the domain using the SAMBA administrator's credentials from only two machines. None of the other machines I have tried will join. They all give me a message saying cannot find user