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Old 01-21-2005, 12:44 PM   #1
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Linux sees 2003 Domain, windows sees Linux ..but....


Ok for the past 2 days or so ive been looking and reading dif tuts on how to get Windows and Linux files sharing to work.

Here is my setup.

Windows 2003 Domain
all XP Pro comps on the floor.
SuSE 9.2 Pro

From what it looks like to me Samba is setup how it should be. I have used both SWAT and Webmin to try to get this to work.

The SuSE box can see every computer on the 2003 domain, can also access them as well, once i type in my domain username/pass

Widnow, can see SuSE in My Network places, listed under the 2003 Domain, But I can not access the Linux shares.

The error windows is giving is " \\SuSE is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource"

I am wanting suse to auth with the 2003 domain. Dosn't have to but would be nice.

This is what my smb.conf looks like after using Webmin.

Also I have added a Local user for the people I want to access the linux box. And they are now Samba users, and have the same passwords as their domain passwords.

I was able to get my home network setup, with suse and xp pro. I dont know how I did it, but it worked.

Any suggestions?

    ldap ssl = no 
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY 
    wins server = 
    logon drive = P: 
    guest ok = Yes 
    domain master = No 
    map to guest = Bad User 
    username map = /etc/samba/smbusers 
    winbind trusted domains only = yes    <---- Where do I set what domains are trusted? 
    encrypt passwords = yes 
    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd 
    logon home = \\%L\%you\.9xprofile 
    printer admin = @ntadmin, root, administrator 
    printcap cache time = 750 
    cups options = raw 
    ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers 
    password server = 
    ldap suffix = 
    workgroup = DomainNameHERE 
    logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile 
    os level = 20 
    server signing = auto 
    printcap name = cups 
    security = domain 
    ldap idmap suffix = ou=Idmap 
    preferred master = no 
    writeable = yes 
    guest only = yes 
    path = /Smb_IT/ 
    msdfs proxy = no
Old 01-21-2005, 01:03 PM   #2
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Here's some links that will help your Samba server authenticate to the AD domain:

Also be sure that you don't have a firewall running on your Linux machine that will block incoming SMB traffic.
Old 06-14-2005, 12:23 PM   #3
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cowanrl: thanks for posting link to your how to!

To Cowanrl:
This is exactly what I have been looking for.

Any idea on where I can find the "How To" that includes Domain authentication using Winbind. I don't want to keep accounts on each linux server.

The reason is that I plan on replacing windows with linux - we have over 10 servers - and turnover in our dept. Adding/deleting a user would mean adding/deleting that user more than 10 times (10 for the linux servers converted from Windows) + for the domain, Netware and app servers.

Old 06-14-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
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I also have an article on that site on using winbind:

If you do a search on this forum or on the JustLinux forum, you should find info on using winbind for machine logon authentication if you need that. I know it's been discussed on both forums.
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I saw this link after I had already written up a reply to my own post and ended up coming up with the same steps you did. Although my post is not as nicely explained as yours. I will link to your writeup in my post. It's more detailed.

BTW: My post is at:


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