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Old 06-20-2003, 05:37 AM   #1
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Samba as PDC problem


I have set up a samba server to be the PDC of my network. It seems to run fine, when I try to join the domain from a windows machine it connects and asks for a username and password.

My problem is, that everytime I try to join the domain, I get the rror message "Permission Denied" and cannot join the domain.

I have set up users (linux user accounts AND smbpasswd entries) I use WinXP/WinNT/Win2k as Clients, have Samba 2.2 that uses encrypted passwords.

What the heck is not working here? Do I have to do some setup on my windows client too?


Old 06-20-2003, 12:54 PM   #2
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What does your smb.conf file look like? Have you got the smbpasswd file in the right place and readable?
Old 06-20-2003, 05:33 PM   #3
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I ran into this, and it caused me to ditch the PDC idea as a Samba method. Apparently, every windows machine has to have an account prepared for it as well, and only the root user can setup this access from a windows machine. Check the Samba faq on using it as a PDC for details:

Since I was migrating my users from aged Novell, not PDC, I'm setting up pGINA and simple login scripts.


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