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Old 02-03-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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How to join windows xp in samba domain

I am running Redhat Linux 9 and samba as a PDC.
I have joined windows 2000 in domain successfully
but I could not be able to join windows xp professional.
When I join xp in domain it gives error
"The specified user does not exist"
my computer name is xp and i have added the data base as follows:

useradd -d /dev/null -s /bin/false xp$
passwd -l xp$
smbpasswd -a -m xp

and for root account
smbpasswd -a root

What could be the problem? Can anybody suggest the solution.

Thanks in advance.
Old 02-04-2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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1. You do not need to have enter passwords for machine accounts.

2. Which XP version & service pack are you using ???

3. When you join domain, you have to enter username/pass for your linux box root account.

Are you following the same practice ?

Kindly go thru , complete Samba PDC implementation have been mentioned here.


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