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Old 02-16-2010, 06:33 AM   #1
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Samba 3.2.5. PDC authentication and share problems and questions on Debian

Welcome forum readers!

I'm new to this forum, and i'm new to linux world, however i used Suse for a desktop system, but that doesn't count I really want to understand the how, and why questions, but i come this far, because after i read manual pages, tutorials, forums, i still don't know what do i do wrong.
I have a Debian 5.0 system, fresh install, updated with aptitude. Now i'm using vmware to test my system, but the 'real' system, is a small network with around 30 workstations connected in a cisco switch + router. So i test the configuration at home, and when it's working and done, i will copy it to the real network, because i don't want to mess it up
So i installed the newest samba to act as a PDC. You can read my configuration in the following lines:

#======================= Global Settings =======================

netbios name = SERVER
workgroup = debian
server string = %h Server
dns proxy = no
os level = 65

#### Debugging/Accounting ####

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
syslog = 0
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

####### Authentication #######

security = user
passdb backend = smbpasswd
unix password sync = yes

passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .

########## Domains ###########

domain logons = yes
preferred master = yes
local master = yes

logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
logon drive = H:
logon home = \\%N\%U
logon script = logon.cmd

add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd %u
add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
add machine script = /usr/sbin/adduser -n -g machines -c Machine -d /dev/null -s /bin/false %u
delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel %u
delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/deluser %u %g
delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g

#======================= Share Definitions =======================

comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
read only = no
create mask = 0775
directory mask = 0775
valid users = %S

comment = Network Logon Service
path = /home/samba/netlogon
guest ok = yes
read only = yes
share modes = no

# Un-comment the following and create the profiles directory to store
# users profiles (see the "logon path" option above)
# (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
# The path below should be writable by all users so that their
# profile directory may be created the first time they log on

comment = Users profiles
path = /home/samba/profiles
guest ok = no
browseable = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

i added root with 'smbpasswd -a root' command. When I try to connect to the domain with a Windows XP, it says: ' The username cannot be found '
What do you think, what is the problem?

I greatly appreciate any suggestion, and idea
Thanks in advance
Old 02-16-2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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somehow it's working

but now the problem with the share, i read a lot about shares, but i still don't understand, when i try to login with root, windows says can't access or can't find the profile, i'm so confused what to do next
Old 04-28-2010, 02:31 AM   #3
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Recently I read good article about configuring samba as PDC with Win7 specific. may be it helps you


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