Joining linux in windows ActiveDirectory

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Issue

  • I am attempting to join SAMBA server to a winodws 2003 domain. I get the following error. Any help is always apreciated.

    # kinit admin@AD.EXAMPLE.COM
    Password for admin@AD.EXAMPLE.COM:
    #
    # net rpc join -S AD.EXAMPLE.COM -U admin%xxxxxxx
    [2010/07/28 20:11:24, 0] utils/net_rpc_join.c:net_rpc_join_newstyle(367)
      Error in domain join verification (credential setup failed): NT_STATUS_INVALID_COMPUTER_NAME
    
    Unable to join domain ADDOMAIN.
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
  • samba-3.0.33-3.15.el5_4
  • linux server hostname: server.ad.example.com

  • ActiveDirecotry Domain name: ad.example.com

  • ActiveDirecotry NetBIOS name: ADDOMAIN
  • ActiveDirecotry DC FQDN:ad.example.com
  • ActiveDirectory DC OS:Windows2003 Server

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