machine passwd

peter pilsl pilsl at
Fri Sep 17 19:16:43 GMT 1999

On Fri, Sep 17, 1999 at 10:17:51PM +1000, Sebastien Corriveau wrote:
> "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.

hmm, I dont understand this at all. my origin question was about a error in the clients eventlog. so it seems that nt-client tried to 
change its machinepasswd on serverside and samba-PDC rejected it.
but you are writing about a NT-PDC that initiates a passwd change with its client. thats the opposite way.


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