Windows joining a Samba domain
Posted on 2004-04-28
I am having a problem whereby I cannot make Win2k and WinXP machines join or leave a Samba 2.2 domain and they give the error message
"The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "MSEAG":
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
This is despite the fact that
1. The machines that cannot join the domain can ping the domain controller
2. Machines that joined the domain before this problem occured can still long on the domain
3. Machines that cannot join the domain can still log on to shares on the domain via Windows Explorer
This is not caused by a bad username/password combo, I have tried every possible combo and plus I have seen that message before and it is different
The only event that I can think of that could have precipitated this problem is the fact that we have recent taken the firewall services off the server and installed a seperate IPCOP machine instead to do firewalling. So the domain controller is no longer doing DHCP/DNS.
A kind of sub-question is would installing Samba 3 solve this problem and is it a lot of hassle?