Multiple boot PCs

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Tue May 9 14:24:29 GMT 2000

Janet Dickson wrote:
> Simo Sorce wrote:
> > Do the WinNT and Win2k sistems have the same workstation name on the
> > same PC?
> > Remember that also Workstation accounts are treatened as users in
> > WinDomains so if you use the same wks names only one of the systems have
> > the correct passowrd for the workstation account!
> Yes they do have the same name. However, I tried copying the password
> from the smbpasswd file on the old server to the new one but it still
> cant find the domain controller.

The problem is that when you insert a machine in the domain it changes
his account password.
When you add another machine with the same name it changes the password
again, so the first do not have anymore a valid password!
I think the best way is to have different names as host/hostNT or the

Simo Sorce - Integrazione Sistemi Unix/Windows - Politecnico di Milano
E-mail: simo.sorce at 02 2399 2425 - 02 2399 2451
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