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    Centos 5.x - add WIndows PCs to Samba Network

    To quickly add a Windows client PC to a Samba Domain Controller do the following:

    Firstly on the server side, in a terminal session enter the following

    /usr/sbin/useradd -g machines -d /var/lib/nobody \ -c "machine nickname" \ -s /bin/false machine_name$
    passwd -l machine_name$

    The "machine nickname" is the same name that you called the PC in Windows system properties. The machine_name$ is the name of the PC with a dollar sign at the end - this is needed for samba to account for it as a machine name - not a username.

    Once the above command have been entered to create the unix account, then add the following command:

    smbpasswd -a -m machine_name

    Then join the domain immediately from within Windows system properties, using the join network wizard.

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