Adding Machine to Domain Fails
“Adding a Windows 200x or XP Professional machine to the Samba PDC Domain fails with a
message that says, "The machine could not be added at this time, there is a network problem.
Please try again later." Why?”
You should check that there is an
add machine script in your
file. If there is not, please add one that is appropriate for your OS platform. If a script
has been defined, you will need to debug its operation. Increase the
smb.conf file to level 10, then try to rejoin the domain. Check the logs to see which
operation is failing.
Possible causes include:
The script does not actually exist, or could not be located in the path specified.
Fix it. Make sure when run manually
that the script will add both the UNIX system account and the Samba SAM account.
The machine could not be added to the UNIX system accounts file
Check that the machine name is a legal UNIX
system account name. If the UNIX utility
then make sure that the machine name you are trying to add can be added using this
on some systems will not allow any uppercase characters
nor will it allow spaces in the name.
add machine script does not create the
machine account in the Samba backend database; it is there only to create a UNIX system
account to which the Samba backend database account can be mapped.