Join NT domain w/ linux workstation - howto? NHF?

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I have a Windows NT 4.0 domain.  I want to use a Mandrake 9.0 workstation instead of a Windows workstation on this domain.  I don't need any other *nix machines to login to the domain, just the one.  I have scoured the Samba documentation and multiple websites, but I am just not getting it.  
With Corel Linux, I am able to authenticate to the domain and browse the Windows network and open shares by default immediately after an out-of-the-box OS install.  Corel is depricated now, and I want the same functionality with a more updated distribution (without paying for Lycoris or Xandros.)  No other distro I have tried seems to be able to do this nearly as well.  With Mandrake 9.0, I have managed to see the Windows machines using linneighborhood, but I want the directory I click on to open up in nautilus, similar to the way it would nativiely from a Windows machine.  I have read dozens of samba config files and tried them out, but I'm still not getting the results I want.  Can anyone give me some help on this one?  
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The first thing you need to do is on the Windows Domain Controller add the name (NETBIOS) of the server you wish to add to the windows domain (i.e. SAMBASERVER) in the Domain server list.  Once this is complete you can then issue the following command as root:  smbpasswd -j <DOMAIN NAME> -r PDC name

You should then receive a "Welcome to <Domain> message.  Shares then need to be identified in the smb.conf and you must figure out whether you need encrypted or unencrypted passwords, this will determine whether users will be entered in the plain old /etc/passwd or in the smbusers file.
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