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w2k w/ samba pdc - can't find domain

Posted on 2002-06-26
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Ok, I have a Redhat 8.1 with samba configured to be a primary domain controller providing user authentication and access to shares.  Most of these boxes (90%) are win98, and they work just fine.  The problem is when I attempt to use windows 2000 (SP2).  If I attempt to join the domain, it asks for a valid user/password of the domain, then proceeds to tell me that 'The account used is a computer account.  Use your global user account or local user account to access this server.'

What is this and how do i fix it?
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by:Zoplax
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Does your Windows 2000 workstation have the same network name as the user ID you're trying to connect as?
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by:waweiwi
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I have the same problem, my computer name the same user ID.
I got the same message but i tried different user name the same happened.

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ahoffmann earned 200 total points
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did you add the win2k's computername to Samba's passwd (/etc/passwd or whatever you use)?
There is a doc about this in the Samba distribution, or simply go to http://www.samba.org/ -> Documentation
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by:packratt_jk
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Yeah - seems that I needed to add the computer as a trusted machine.  I added it and now everything works great!
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