How to add a Win XP PC to a domain controlled by linux?
Posted on 2010-01-12
I have an ubuntu server that manages our domain and file shares. I currently have about 10 windows XP machines running in the domain without any trouble.
Recently a machine needed to be reformatted and I am having trouble getting it to connect back into the domain. I am trying to use the same machine name as it had before (I assume this is ok?)
I can ping the domain controller and can also access file shares (I'm prompted for my domain user account) however it refuses to actually connect itself.
The error I am getting is:
'The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "DOMAINNAMEHERE":
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted."
I had assistance the last time I needed to add a machine and now can't remember how it was done but am fairly certain it was not particularly difficult.
Obviously I am lacking a little information but if anyone has any ideas or questions please let me know as I'm very keen to get this sorted in the next day or so.
Thanks in advance,