[K12OSN] SambaLDAP question

John Ingleby john at coronet.co.uk
Thu Sep 27 19:39:13 UTC 2007

We successfully joined the first XP Pro machine to our Samba LDAP
domain, but further machines simply return the error message "The
specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted".

We're using K12LTSP v5.0 for the classroom thin client server, with
CentOS 5 for the backend file & authentication server. With donated
machines and classes of 12-15 this seems the way to go.

The important Windows XP Pro client registry settings are all the same,
so most likely we have somehow varied the procedure for adding machine
accounts. Can anyone point me to a detailed step-by-step howto for
adding machine accounts & joining Windows machines to the SambaLDAP

The various LDAP-Samba HowTos are great for setting up Samba, and we
appear to have completed those steps successfully. However, I cannot
find a sufficiently detailed explanation of the subsequent steps for

a) setting up machine accounts with SambaLDAP
b) creating the Samba (or LDAP?) root user & password
c) joining XP Pro machines to the domain 

Thanks in advance for any help!


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