fun with PDC logins

Allen Reese allen at
Thu Jan 7 22:32:38 GMT 1999

I have had this happen to me before...  What I did was smbpasswd -m trow$
then trow as the passwd.  where trow is the machine name.

Every once in a while one of our nt boxes, does that same thing.  Usually
it is right after reinstalling NT and setting it up to join.

Hope that Helps....

Allen Reese
Senior Software Engineer
Driversoft, Inc.
allen at

On Fri, 8 Jan 1999, Phil Steinke wrote:

> Thanks to Matt, I've got my machine account set up, and a test user
> account, and the NT workstation claims to have joined the domain ok.  It
> then goes through its mandatory reboot (you moved the mouse, please
> reboot!), and comes up with a logon prompt.  That's where I'm running into
> trouble again.  It refuses to allow any logons to the domain.  I can see
> it talking to the Samba server, but each time it comes back with the
> standard error message about user and domain name correct, etc (like you'd
> get with an invalid password).
> I can log in as the local administrator on that machine, and connect to
> the Samba shares on the server as the test user through Network
> Neighbourhood, but it still won't let that same user login to the domain.
> Any thoughts are appreciated..
> Phil

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