global user account vs. Computer account

Helga Mayer helga at
Wed Oct 25 15:31:17 GMT 2000

I didn't use the domainname to create user accounts:
samedit -S. -U root -N -c "createuser user1 -p password1"
works fine.
I only used the domainname to create the machine accounts:
createuser machine1$ -jDOMAIN -p machine1
I don't know if the use of the domainname for the user accounts is crucial
or not, but when I first created the machine accounts without password
I couldn't logon to that machine as domainuser.
Have a look into the smbpasswd file and check if there is a entry 
"[W " or "[U " for the account koen. 

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On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Koen Wijnstok wrote:

> hi,
> I can finally create users using samedit (see previous message today). Now
> when I want to logon to my domain using Configuration -> System ->
> Network -> Domain it asks for a user/pwd (normal).
> When i type in my username koen and pwd I get the following error:
> [The account used is a computer account. Use your global user account or
> local user account to access this server...]
> I didn't create the user with the $ at the end of it, just createuser koen
> RAMONA -p sdfjklfsdjklfsd
> Anyone?
> Koen

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