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Old 09-13-2011, 02:13 AM   #1
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cant view and join samba pdc from windows xp client to CentOS release 5.6 server

i previously installed and configured CentOS 5.x Samba Domain Controller With LDAP Backend(,but yet am neither able to view my domain ( from Windows XP client nor to join.please help where did i go wrong!!?

below is a smb.conf file:

# Global parameters

# Generated by authconfig on 2011/09/05 12:09:35
# DO NOT EDIT THIS SECTION (delimited by --start-line--/--end-line--)
# Any modification may be deleted or altered by authconfig in future

workgroup = datahouse
password server = dc=datahouse dc=org
security = domain
idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
template shell = /bin/false
winbind use default domain = false
winbind offline logon = false

; workgroup = datahouse
netbios name = PDC-SRV
; security = user
enable privileges = yes
#interfaces =
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
server string = Samba Server %v
#security = ads
encrypt passwords = Yes
min passwd length = 3
#pam password change = no
#obey pam restrictions = No

# method 1:
#unix password sync = no
#ldap passwd sync = yes

# method 2:
unix password sync = yes
ldap passwd sync = yes
passwd program = /usr/sbin/smbldap-passwd -u "%u"
passwd chat = "Changing *\nNew password*" %n\n "*Retype new password*" %n\n"

log level = 0
syslog = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%U
max log size = 100000
time server = Yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
mangling method = hash2
Dos charset = 850
Unix charset = ISO8859-1

logon script = logon.bat
logon drive = H:
logon home =
logon path =

; domain logons = Yes
; domain master = Yes
os level = 65
preferred master = Yes
wins support = yes
# passdb backend = ldapsam:"ldap:// ldap://"
passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://
ldap admin dn = cn=root,dc=datahouse,dc=org
#ldap admin dn = cn=samba,ou=DSA,dc=company,dc=com
ldap suffix = dc=datahouse,dc=org
ldap group suffix = ou=Groups
ldap user suffix = ou=Users
ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers
#ldap idmap suffix = ou=Idmap
add user script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -m "%u"
#ldap delete dn = Yes
delete user script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-userdel "%u"
add machine script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -t 0 -w "%u"
add group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupadd -p "%g"
#delete group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupdel "%g"
add user to group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupmod -m "%u" "%g"
delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupmod -x "%u" "%g"
set primary group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-usermod -g '%g' '%u'

# printers configuration
#printer admin = @"Print Operators"
load printers = Yes
create mask = 0640
directory mask = 0750
#force create mode = 0640
#force directory mode = 0750
nt acl support = yes
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
deadtime = 10
guest account = nobody
map to guest = Bad User
dont descend = /proc,/dev,/etc,/lib,/lost+found,/initrd
show add printer wizard = yes
; to maintain capital letters in shortcuts in any of the profile folders:
preserve case = yes
short preserve case = yes
case sensitive = no

ldap sslff

path = /home/netlogon/
browseable = No
read only = yes

path = /home/profiles
read only = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700
browseable = No
guest ok = Yes
profile acls = yes
csc policy = disable
# next line is a great way to secure the profiles
#force user = %U
# next line allows administrator to access all profiles
#valid users = %U "Domain Admins"

comment = Network Printers
#printer admin = @"Print Operators"
guest ok = yes
printable = yes
path = /home/spool/
browseable = No
read only = Yes
printable = Yes
print command = /usr/bin/lpr -P%p -r %s
lpq command = /usr/bin/lpq -P%p
lprm command = /usr/bin/lprm -P%p %j
# print command = /usr/bin/lpr -U%U@%M -P%p -r %s
# lpq command = /usr/bin/lpq -U%U@%M -P%p
# lprm command = /usr/bin/lprm -U%U@%M -P%p %j
# lppause command = /usr/sbin/lpc -U%U@%M hold %p %j
# lpresume command = /usr/sbin/lpc -U%U@%M release %p %j
# queuepause command = /usr/sbin/lpc -U%U@%M stop %p
# queueresume command = /usr/sbin/lpc -U%U@%M start %p

path = /home/printers
guest ok = No
browseable = Yes
read only = Yes
valid users = @"Print Operators"
write list = @"Print Operators"
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775

path = /tmp
guest ok = yes
browseable = Yes
writable = yes
Old 09-13-2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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..and when i try to join from the windows machine, it gives me this error message:

A domain controller for the domain could not be contacted.

An error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain

The error was: "No records found for given DNS query."
(error code 0x0000251D DNS_INFO_NO_RECORDS)

The query was for the SRV record for


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