Hi there I have followed the PDC for small business setup to the letter but no joy I cannot get my 2 other machines on the network to join the domain, not sure what I have done, let me tell you a little about my setup maybe that will shed some light. I have a netgear router, that all the machines are attached to wireless and hard wire, the default WORKGROUP created by the roter is NETGEAR so I named my domain NETGEAR thinking that all the machines could just join the same domain, when I try to join the domain on a windows machine I get the following: . My smb.conf file looks like this [global] netbios name = SERVER1 username map = /etc/samba/smbusers WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable its WINS Server wins support = yes ; wins server = w.x.y.z name resolve order = hosts wins bcast ; interfaces = 127.0.0.0/8 eth0 ; bind interfaces only = true log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m # Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb). max log size = 1000 ; syslog only = no syslog = 0 panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d # in the samba-doc package for details. security = user encrypt passwords = true passdb backend = tdbsam obey pam restrictions = yes ; guest account = nobody ;invalid users = root unix password sync = yes # parameters must be set (thanks to Ian Kahan <<[email protected] for # sending the correct chat script for the passwd program in Debian Sarge). passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* . ; pam password change = no domain logons = yes ; logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U # Another common choice is storing the profile in the user's home directory ; logon path = \\%N\%U\profile logon drive = H: logon script = scripts/logon.bat logon path = \\server1\profile\%U # Useradd scripts add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -m %u delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel -r %u add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g add user to group script = /usr/sbin/usermod -G %g %u add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -s /bin/false/ -d /var/lib/nobody %u # # sync smb passwords woth linux passwords passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n . passwd chat debug = yes # set the loglevel log level = 3 ; logon home = \\%N\%U ; logon script = logon.cmd # password; please adapt to your needs ; add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos "" %u ; load printers = yes ; printing = bsd ; printcap name = /etc/printcap printing = cups printcap name = cups ; printer admin = @lpadmin ; include = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m # SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192 socket options = TCP_NODELAY ; message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s' & domain master = yes idmap uid = 10000-20000 idmap gid = 10000-20000 template shell = /bin/bash [homes] comment = Home Directories valid users = %s read only = no browseable = no ; valid users = %S ; writable = no ; create mask = 0600 ; directory mask = 0700 Logons [netlogon] comment = Network logon service path = /home/samba/netlogon admin users = administrator valid users = %u read only = no guest ok = yes writable = no share modes = no [profiles] comment = User profiles path = /home/samba/profiles valid users = %u create mode = 0600 writable = yes browsable = no directory mask = 0700 [printers] comment = All Printers browseable = no path = /var/spool/samba printable = yes guest ok = yes create mask = 0700 # Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable # printer drivers [print$] comment = Printer Drivers path = /var/lib/samba/printers [SHARED DOCS] path = /home/Shared Docs guest ok = yes case sensitive = no writable = yes msdfs proxy = no [email protected] Thanks in advance any help is appreciated.