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    Failed to join domain: improperly formed account name

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    Anyone come accross this before on SuSe?

    I had it before when messing with samba on RHEL, but that was something to do with allowing trusted domains.

    smb.conf just has the nesessary and it's been checked again...and again...and again...but when you go to join the domain it just keeps bringing up the error...


    any ideas on what to look for?

    Cheers,

    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leehaa View Post
    any ideas on what to look for?
    A Windows CD.

    hahhahahah... sorry, I just HAD to do it to make up for all the times someone had Windows problems and the best suggestion was to "install Linux".

    Might this link shed any light on your problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BosonMichael View Post
    A Windows CD.

    hahhahahah... sorry, I just HAD to do it to make up for all the times someone had Windows problems and the best suggestion was to "install Linux".

    Might this link shed any light on your problem?
    Hey that's cruel. Nasty Michael!

    Yast (like the pun?), seen that thread and unfortunately not the solution...

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    ...anyway, it may be Windows that's the problem still - lol!

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    Lee - What is the FL of your AD domain (2K, 2K3, 2K8, native etc) and what version of Samba are you running?

    Care to post your smb.conf file up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebulebu View Post
    Lee - What is the FL of your AD domain (2K, 2K3, 2K8, native etc) and what version of Samba are you running?

    Care to post your smb.conf file up?
    Their FL is 2K

    (Had googled that and noticed that people had issues when it was in native...is that what you were thinking?)

    smb.conf - Will try and post more detail tomorrow!

    Thanks Zeb (and Michael for the link).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leehaa View Post
    Their FL is 2K

    (Had googled that and noticed that people had issues when it was in native...is that what you were thinking?)

    smb.conf - Will try and post more detail tomorrow!

    Thanks Zeb (and Michael for the link).
    Was thinking more along the lines of a difference in the way Samba interacts with W2K8 requiring an upgrade to Samba... but getting it to play with W2K should be a no-brainer - the tyres have been kicked on that for years. Lets have a looksee at your samba.conf.

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