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Old 06-24-2005, 01:45 AM   #1
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Samba as PDC- Windows Client cant join

hi guys,

i've been having difficulty to locate my samba PDC by win2K clients. i've followed the smb.conf in most of the sites, edited win2K registry, added machine name($), both able to ping each other.. However, win2K still prompt the msg "could not locate the domain". Here is my smb.conf:

# Global parameters
workgroup = TEST
netbios name = TESTSVR
server string = TESTSVR Samba %v Server
bind interfaces only = Yes
passdb backend = tdbsam
pam password change = Yes
passwd chat = *New*Password* %n\n *Re-enter*new*password* %n\n *Password*changed*
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
;unix password sync = Yes
log level = 1
syslog = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/%m
max log size = 50
smb ports = 139 445
name resolve order = hosts lmhosts bcast wins
time server = Yes
printcap name = CUPS
show add printer wizard = No
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -m %u
delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel -r %u
add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g
add user to group script = /usr/sbin/usermod -G %g %u
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -s /bin/false -d /dev/null %u
shutdown script = /var/lib/samba/scripts/
abort shutdown script = /sbin/shutdown -c
logon script = scriptslogon.bat
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
logon drive = X:
logon home = \\%L\home\%U
domain logons = Yes
local master = Yes
os level = 65
preferred master = Yes
domain master = Yes
wins support = Yes
utmp = Yes
map acl inherit = Yes
printing = cups
veto oplock files = /*.doc/*.xls/*.mdb/
security = user
interfaces =
dns proxy = no
protocol = NT1
keepalive = 120
socket address =

path = /tmp
hosts allow =,
hosts deny =

comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
read only = No
browseable = No

comment = SMB Print Spool
path = /var/spool/samba
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
use client driver = Yes
default devmode = Yes
browseable = No

comment = Network Logon Service
path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
guest ok = Yes
locking = No

comment = Profile Share
path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
read only = No
profile acls = Yes

comment = Network Shares
path = /shared
read only = No

Can anyone help me??? Thanx a lot in advance..
Old 06-24-2005, 08:32 AM   #2
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go to this directory and look in your log files to see if the server is seeing the client trying to connect to the server and look at the error message ..the log is ordered by time.


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