Joining an NT domain using the command line?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Apr 9 17:14:55 GMT 1999

On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, Gerald W. Carter wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, Matt Chapman wrote:
> > Try cloning a PC which is already in the domain and then cloning its
> > smbpasswd entry, so that the trust password is the same.
> > 
> > There is nothing special about the process of "joining a domain"; it
> > just involves a synchronisation of secrets.
> Actually I was thinking about this the other day.  The advantages of being
> able to join a domain from a command line is that I could rshd into an NT
> box (I have a rshd on every nt client) and rejoin, exit, etc... as long as
> the machine was on the network.  Very handy I think.
> My idea was that you would simply have to duplicate the the RPC made
> when one used the network control panel.  Sound right?

i've done most of that, jerry: the only thing i haven't got is when you
change the name of the workstation when it's still in the domain, this
sends opcode 0x25 and would require some fiddly stuff in smbpasswd.


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