Samba Configuration for XP. This really only applies with Samba as PDC
for the Domain. XP tightened the way it authenticates clients in SP2.
Configuring the Windows XP Client:
Notes : Only Windows XP-Professional Edition can join the Domain, it
does not work for WindowsXP-Home Edition.
1) Make sure that the workstation belonged to the same workgroup as
the server and have a fixed IP address and hostname assigned.
2) Change the registry entry, run the command regedt32 and do the below
a) RequireSignOrSeal Registry hack
b) Use the Registry Editor and edit the
to have the DWORD value of 1
3) Use the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) and enable "Computer
Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles\Do not
check for user ownership of Roaming Profile Folders".
4) Go to MyComputer right click Properties. Go to Change and click on
Domain and enter the domain-name you want to join. When joining the
domain for the First time enter userid as root and give the samba
password. Make sure there is an entry for the root in the smbpasswd
(samba password) file.
5) Reboot and then the changes will be effective.
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