Machine password encrypted by admin password in SP3?

Paul Ashton paul at
Tue Apr 21 20:46:56 GMT 1998

paulle at said:

> You have to add the workstation to the DC _from the workstation_ by
> specifying the name of an account with the right to create machine accounts
> and its password. Usually, that's an admin. If you add the account at the
> PDC (or remotely to the PDC from a workstation already in the domain) it
> will create a well known password (the machine name) for the new machine.

Errr, that's exactly what I thought I said. That's what I'd like someone
to confirm as I don't have access to an NT domain at the moment.

> That's not what we're talking about here.

What isn't?


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