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  1. #1

    Samba as PDC with Debian : domain network path not found


    I have installed Samba 3 on Debian Woody, configured all the needed accounts and all to use it as a PDC, but I cannot join the domain with my Windows 2000 workstations.

    I can ping the samba machine (by IP or NetBIOS name). I also can access it in windows explorer by typing "\\ip address" or "\\netbiosname", and i have read/write access to the shares. windows explorer adds a new domain in the tree view (network neighbourhood) and displays the server as being par of that domain. but if i click the domain icon, i get the "network path not found" message, the same I get when I try to make my windows 2000 join the domain.

    I already tried lots of different suggestions i've found online, but none of them seems to solve that issue.

    Do you have some ideas ?

    Thanks a lot

  2. #2
    I moved to samba 3, and that error is gone

    The Win2000 client can see the domain now, but the password never matches (for root).

    I tried to set "password backend" to smbpassdb and tdb and it still does not work

    The machine account and all that stuff is added properly though...

    Any suggestions please ?

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    hmm did you have in your passwd file the following example


    Where your computername = de computer you want to add to your domain.

    If this ain't helping ask for some more. I've build also a domain with win2k, xp, nt4, linux, etc

    Change also the number 500 to a number that not allready exists in your passwd file
    Computers Are Like Air Conditioners... They\'re both useless with Windows open!


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