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Join Windows XP Pro to a Samba PDC Domain

 
 

This shows a step by step, of how to join a Windows XP Pro machine to a Samba PDC domain.

This tutorial is in conjunction with the Samba as a Primary Domain Controller tutorial and has the same assumptions.

First log in as an admin user, then open the control panel.

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Next, double click the "System" icon to open "System Properties".

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Then select the "Computer Name" tab.

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Then click the "Change..." button near the middle right of the dialog box, to open the "Computer Name Changes" dialog box.

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From here select the "Member of Domain" radio button.
Ensure that the Computer name is the same as was create as a machine trust account in the Samba PDC setup.
Insert the Domain the computer is to join.

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Press the "OK" button.
You will be prompted to enter a username and password.

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Enter "root" and the password assigned to root in your samba password database.

There will be a dialog box welcoming you to the domain, press "OK", then "OK" again, and then agree to reboot.

After you have rebooted you can log into the machine using the username a password created earlier.