Cannot join xp to nethserver domain controller


(Alessandro) #1

Hi,
I try to add a windows xp machine to a testing domain on nethserver.
Server name srv.test.lan
Domain name TEST
IP 192.168.0.2
I’ve set IP as dns on windows xp client, then I try do join to TEST domain, xp ask me an administrative account and I allways have an error for bad username or password…

Any suggest?


(Michele Bortolotto) #2

Have you activated admin user ?


(Alessandro) #3

Ok on windows network page i select workstation -> save and after domain controller -> save and now seems ok


(Jose "Martin" Abeleira. AKA Marto) #4

did you add the machine to the samba domain? normally you should have to
create a mypc$ resource priot to join mypc to the domain.


(Alessandro) #5

Hi how I have to do to create that resource?


(Jose "Martin" Abeleira. AKA Marto) #6

I tested it and worked perfect for me no need of creating the mypc$, just
created a user and logged whitout any issues.

just opened a ssh session to the server and smb status showd logued machine
and user


(Jose "Martin" Abeleira. AKA Marto) #7

Just a comment concern wouldn’t it be great that nethservers files had
links to the regular ux files ? like:

/var/lib/nethserver/profile/user to /home/user/samba/profile

and

/var/lib/nethserver/home/user to /home/user

It will make migration from other linuxes much easier

The domain controller setup is amazingly easy, but it misses the easiness
of something like the webmin or swat (i know its not used anymore because
of security issues)

What do you think?


(Stefano) #8

I think that:

  • I can’t figure how the link can help: if you know the “new” location of files/dirs, you’d have no problem to migrate anything
  • you’d tell us what NS is missing… I can’t think anything easier to setup a domain controller

my 2c


(Jose "Martin" Abeleira. AKA Marto) #9

its just a suggestions, i normally prefer standard dirs and configuration,
it makes it easier to move around distros, so i think links will help
newbies that will try to find things where there aren’t. In fact i have to
perform a find to see where my profile was, because i went to look for it
at /home/martin.

About what it might be missing, i can think on a domain user list, user
setup (like scripts to run at login,etc.), domain member machines listing,
and the webmin share setup seems much much more complex.


(Kristian Malvander) #10

I agree with you that this is a good best practice if applicable.


(Giacomo Sanchietti) #11

All data are inside /var/lib/nethserver/ for simplicity:

  • you need to backup only this directory to have all your data
  • this directory it’s the only one growing in size and, in theory, it can be mounted on any device (even on a network device)

Of course, an exception of this rules are databases like MySQL which stores its own data inside /var/lib/mysql.
But you already have to take special actions to backup (or sync) databases.