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Old 05-04-2005, 05:51 AM   #1
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Question About a XP pc and Samba domain ...

i LQ,

Need your help on this case.
I've just installed Samba on my Ubuntu Server configured as PDC. ( smb.conf follows )
Server name is 'serveur', domain name is 'DOMICILE' and i want to use roaming profiles.
PC used on the domain are XP Sp2 ( Administrator account is named Administrateur ).

i've done the following action to complete the process

1. smbpasswd -a root
2. mkdir /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon ( with chmod 775 )
3. mkdir /home/samba-ntprof ( with chmod 777 )
4. samba has been restarted.
5. root=Administrateur added to file in order to link both accounts.

Problem : On my xp pc, when i try to join the domain it ask me to enter the login account who has the authority to do this.
using /DOMICILE/root or root does not work ( refused ).

Question : Can somebody verify my smb.conf and explain me what i've done wrong ?

Thanks in advance.




logon drive = H:
username map = /etc/samba/
domain master = yes
time server = yes
encrypt passwords = yes
logon home = \\%L\%u\.win_profile\%m
wins support = true
netbios name = serveur
logon script = logon.bat
local master = yes
workgroup = DOMICILE
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%u\%m
os level = 65
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false -M %u
security = user
domain admin group = domain
domain logons = yes

path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
writable = no
browsable = no

path = /home/samba-ntprof
browsable = no
writable = yes
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

read only = no
browsable = no
guest ok = no
map archive = yes

Last edited by Tanc; 05-04-2005 at 05:53 AM.
Old 05-05-2005, 03:08 PM   #2
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try specifying root as a domain admin

domain admin group = root
Old 05-05-2005, 07:38 PM   #3
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Tks for reply,

Done that ... i now have two account within root group ( root and laurentpi )
( laurentpi is my unix and XP account )

I did try to add my computer to the domain again, thus i'm using 'root' account.
When validating, it says "Username cannot be found" even if i try with 'root' or 'DOMICILE\root'

just in case, password for root account is the same for samba and unix.

Old 05-05-2005, 10:18 PM   #4
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Did you create machine accounts for the XP box? (ie machinename$)?
Old 05-06-2005, 01:33 AM   #5
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you got it .... i forgot to create an account for my pc !
It is now working like a charm.

Tks for your replies

Kind regards,



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