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    Default [SOLVED] Adding XP PCs to a samba domain...

    I've been reading through two tutorials, one says:
    Adding Windows NT/2000/XP machines to Samba domain

    Log in to an Windows desktop as a local administrator and join the Samba domain the same way you would be joining a Windows domain. You might need to point your Windows box to your Samba WINS server depending on how your DHCP and DNS servers are configured. Use a member of “Domain Admins” group to join the domain. After you joined the domain, verify that the machine account was added to ldap directory by running ldapsearch command. I.e. if your windows desktop machine name is gregvmxp2:

    root@gregzimbra1:/home/ubuntu# /opt/zimbra/openldap/bin/ldapsearch -h gregzimbra1 | grep gregvmxp
    # gregvmxp2$, machines, gregzimbra1.zimbra.com
    dn: uid=gregvmxp2$,ou=machines,dc=gregzimbra1,dc=zimbr a,dc=com
    uid: gregvmxp2$
    I couldn't get an ldapsearch command to work... when typing in:
    /opt/zimbra/openldap/bin/ldapsearch -h gregzimbra1 | grep gregvmxp
    # gregvmxp2$, machines, gregzimbra1.zimbra.com
    dn: uid=gregvmxp2$,ou=machines,dc=gregzimbra1,dc=zimbr a,dc=com
    uid: gregvmxp2$

    And the other says:

    Adding Windows NT/2000/XP machines to Samba domain

    Log in to an Windows desktop as a local administrator and join the Samba domain the same way you would be joining a Windows domain. You might need to point your Windows WINS configuration to your Samba server depending on how your DHCP and DNS servers are configured, you may also you the same DNS for the Windows as for the servers.

    Use a member of “Domain Admins” group to join the domain.
    Neither of these tell me much, nor could I make sense of it...so, I need some help please...!

    Can someone explain to me how to add a machine to the DC...?

    I made sure the netbios of the ip is in my dhcp server...

    I'm able to login ok via other samba/linux servers, but from the XP machine, when trying to connect to the domain, I get a:
    The Spcified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted
    Can someone help me, elaborate what I'm doing wrong or missing here?

    Thanks.

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    Well, the windows pcs say the username doesn't exist, though I can login from another linux server...

    And when I type getent passwd the user is listed.

    I don't get what I'm missing....

    please help....

    thanks.

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    I'm sorry I'm too much of a newbie to figure it out...

    Can someone at least post a link to something i could read to figure it out then...?

    Zimbra/samba is a unique setup....there isn't much out there to google from...

    Thanks.

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    Thanks!

    I already quoted from these two...sorry, thought I was making it obvious I already had read through those but STILL didn't understand...
    Zimbra Integration With Samba - Ubuntu Based (Similar To AD And Exchange) | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials
    UNIX and Windows Accounts in Zimbra LDAP and Zimbra Admin UI - Zimbra :: Wiki

    HOWTo replace AD+Exchange with Samba+Zimbra
    ...however looks promising...I'll take a gander at it....

    Thanks again!

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    Default XP version

    Which version of XP, I seam to recall reading that XP-Home has some issues with "Domains" in the Samba Guide.

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    XP Professional....

    ...yea I read that too somewhere....

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    From Chapter*4.*Domain Control

    The Special Case of MS Windows XP Home Edition

    To be completely clear: If you want MS Windows XP Home Edition to integrate with your MS Windows NT4 or Active Directory domain security, understand it cannot be done. The only option is to purchase the upgrade from MS Windows XP Home Edition to MS Windows XP Professional.
    Note

    MS Windows XP Home Edition does not have the ability to join any type of domain security facility. Unlike MS Windows 9x/Me, MS Windows XP Home Edition also completely lacks the ability to log onto a network.

    Now that this has been said, please do not ask the mailing list or email any of the Samba Team members with your questions asking how to make this work. It can't be done. If it can be done, then to do so would violate your software license agreement with Microsoft, and we recommend that you do not do that.

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    But we're using XP Professional...so that only applies to XP home....right?

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    That is the way I read it. XP Home is the "bad Case" there are workarounds for for other version of Windows.

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