hi i have managed to configure a PDC (Primary Domain Controler) under samba all seems to work fine, i have created users and even machin accounts. so i thought i would test it first of all i booted my windows box into win ME and it loged onto the domain no problems, having done that a was pretty chuffed and thought it was very easy a lot easyer than people hade made it out to be, i was begining to thing that i will be able to start replacing my windows 2003 sever with linux and samba, BUT my usual luck started setting in i knew it was to good to be true nothing goin wrong! i thought i had better try booting up into xp and seeing if that loggeg onto the new samba domain ok i turned it on added it to the domain it even accepted the user name and password i had used to addit to the new domain i hade even created the machine accound on the linux PDC however when i restarted teh xp box and and enterd my domain username and password and clicking on ok i keep getting an error message saying that the domain is either unavailable, down or it cannot find a machine account. Please help this is sending me looney. :?