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Hi I'm trying to setup a small test network with Samba as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) for Windows boxs to connect to it. I'm kind new to Linux and ...
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    Samba as PDC


    Hi I'm trying to setup a small test network with Samba as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) for Windows boxs to connect to it. I'm kind new to Linux and don't know where I am going wrong.

    I've read and trying to setup Samba to do the PDC role. Below is the 'global' section of the smb.conf file.

    Code:
    [global]
    	workgroup = 1domain
    	server string =
    	printing = cups
    	printcap name = cups
    	printcap cache time = 750
    	cups options = raw
    	map to guest = Bad User
    	logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
    	logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
    	logon drive = P:
    	usershare allow guests = No
    	add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd  -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
    	domain logons = Yes
    	domain master = Yes
    	security = user
    	netbios name = test
    	local master = Yes
    	os level = 65
    	preferred master = Yes
    	wins support = yes
    	debug level = 2
    	dns proxy = yes
    	time server = yes
    I can ping the Linux box be the netbios name. Can see the Samba shares if in Windows I go to \\test.

    But when I go to join the domain (1domain) I get the following error message.

    Code:
    "The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "1domain".
    
    The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
    Apart from editing the smb.conf file I have also added the user and client PC to the Linux box and edited the /etc/passwd file as below. Tutorial I was using said to put the $ after the PC name.

    Code:
    testuser:x:1003:100::/home/testuser:/bin/bash
    adam-pc$:x:1005:100::/home/adam-pc:/bin/bash
    Also I used the smbpasswd -s <username> and smbpasswd -a -m <client-pc>.

    Rebooted the Linux box to confirm all settings/Samba was active with new settings then when I try to join the Domain I get that above error message.

    I am running openSUSE 11.0.

    Does anyone know any good tutorials I should have a read of on how to do what I am after, for beginners or can you provide any help with what else I might need to do or where I am going wrong.

    Thanks in advanced.

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    Have you had a look at the worked examples in the "offical samba how-to"?

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    Please don't PM me with questions as no reply may offend, that's what the forums are for.

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