machine passwd

Wingate, Steve [IBM NON J&J] SWingate at
Fri Sep 17 15:19:49 GMT 1999

Well in this article the writer was saying just the opposite. He wrote that
while the computer is disconnected from the domain, the current password
'expires' after 7 days. When the computer is reconnected it can't
authenticate because it doesn't know the new password and can't negotiate a
new one. I've never seen the issue myself so I don't have any real comment
either way.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Sebastien Corriveau [SMTP:sebastien.corriveau at]
> Sent:	Friday, September 17, 1999 5:17 AM
> To:	Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
> Subject:	Re: machine passwd
> "Wingate, Steve [IBM NON J&J]" wrote:
> > 
> > I read an article in a recent Windows NT magazine stating that computers
> > change their own domain computeraccount password every 7 days.
> Disconnecting
> > a machine (laptop user for example) from the domain for longer than this
> > period can cause login errors. I can't recall the exact error but
> something
> > along the lines of 'computer trust account being broken or no longer
> > established'.
> Yes and no. NT PDC negociate a new computeraccount password every 7 days
> with all NT domain members. However, if the workstation is not accessible
> the password will not be changed and the laptop (in your exemple) will
> still
> be able to connect with the PDC the next time.
> Suppose your your company closes for 2 weeks during summer. You don't want
> to re-establish every trust relationship between the PDC and it's members.
> > Steve Wingate, MCSE
> I'm not a MCSE but I think I'm right on that. Please tell me if I'm not.
> Sebas.
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