Impossible to come back to a previously registered domain ?

Greg Dickie greg at
Tue Mar 2 13:58:21 GMT 1999

This is NT "security" as the message on the NT workstation will tell you when
you leave the domain. You simnply need to reset the password to the default
when you want to rejoin the domain.  Exactly the same behavior with NT server.


On 02-Mar-99 EFT.Eric Devolder wrote:
> Hi again,
> I hope the following subject is not (too...) off-topic. I encounter the
> following problem:
> A Samba server is running a little network with NT & 9x Boxes, as PDC. For a
> special reason, a user changed his network properties in order to to leave
> Samba Domain an to join another  Workgroup (NOT the SAMBA Domain). Later,
> this user wanted to reintegrate the SAMBA domain, but his request was
> rejected.
> The only thing I could do is to remove the line [MACHINE]$ in the smbpasswd
> file, then reinsert it again with smbpasswd -a -m .
> When reading samba logs, this one tells me : 
> Session_trust_account:TRUST ACCOUNT [MACNHINE]$ - passwd failed
> Can someone tell me if it's a SAMBA or pure NT issue. I don't know if it's a
> bug, but it's very unvconvenient.
> Thank you,
> Enjoy Samba.
>       Eric Devolder

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