Joining Windows Domain

The remote procedure call failed

At times, when attempting to join win2k boxes to the samba-pdc domain, the error message is received:

The following error attempting to join the domain "IMB" The remote procedure call failed.

Logging out, relogging in and attempting to join the domain again is often successful. No cause identified.

Windows XP

Joining the samba domain is accomplished exactly the same way you would join a domain if you were using a windows domain controller. There are a couple of changes to the windows registry for XP that are necessary if the machine is going to successfully join the domain.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters]
"requiresignorseal"=dword:00000000
"signsecurechannel"=dword:00000000

Author: Lance Rathbone
Last modified: Wednesday June 18, 2008

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