informations NT PDC

David Stanaway dstanawa at
Mon Jun 19 14:28:10 GMT 2000

On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, C.Lee Taylor wrote:

> First creat a user for the machine, don't forget to CAPs the user ending with $ ie.
> adduser WSTATION$
> then creat machine account in smbpasswd using
> smbpasswd -a -m WSTATION$
> then in properties for network change to new domain.  This should change the machine accounts password.
> This worked for me, only after I caps the machine name.  
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Marc Panijel 
>   To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM 
>   Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 4:01 PM
>   Subject: informations NT PDC
>   How can i create a MACHINE account when Samba is being used as an NT Primary Domain Controller? 
>   I am working with samba 2.06. 
>   Tanks for your help. 

I am glad someone else asked this question.  I could find no mention of
MAC files in my rough searches of the docs and was thinking I was going a
bit loopy.

Anyway, on Debian, you might have more luck with this:
plug:~# useradd 'BUZZ$'
plug:~# smbpasswd -a -m 'BUZZ'
Added user BUZZ$.
Password changed for user BUZZ$.

Where BUZZ is the machine name. (Debians adduser script does not permit
usernames with $ in them Even with --force-badname)

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