Machine accounts invalid, sort of.

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon May 18 13:10:45 GMT 1998

On Mon, 18 May 1998, Kevin Currie wrote:

> > Check the event logs for the machine account password change failing due
> > to a "inconsistent with current credentials" message or something similar.
> > I have seen this one pop up but no had time to track it down yet.  Maybe
> > it will help give some direction to your current problem.
> 	Well, that message isn't there... and now the computers are
> working.  I'll check w/ my unix sysadmin and see if he changed anything or
> not, but I doubt that he did over the weekend.
> 	This is what I suspect happened.  I saw several messages that the
> master broswer was stopped or restarted and that the client was forcing an
> election.  Every computer was turned off over the weekend except the samba
> PDC which never gets turned off.


>  I wonder if it simply needed to regain
> control as the master browser.  Is it possible that anytime we HUP
> (or stop and restart for that matter) samba to force it into an election
> it is bound to win?  I thought I had configured to do this, but if it is
> possible, I might have the parameters wrong...  Here is what I have:
>         domain master = yes
>         local master = no

local master = yes, not no, otherwise one of the wotsit machines (ms
machines) will become a local master.  this option = no causes "preferred
master" option to be ignored, by the way.

you also have "domain logons = yes", yes?

>         preferred master = yes
>         os level = 65

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