Reusing SID

Buchan Milne bgmilne at
Thu Sep 28 16:28:40 GMT 2000

Would it be possible to give the machine an alias ? Then it would
connect to the domain as the Machine-OS account, but also be visible on
the network on the Machine-only account ?

I will probably be trying this quite soon myself.


Anders Thorsen wrote:
> There is three things which identifies a machine in an WinNT Domain:
>         - Machine Name
>         - Machine SID
>         - Password
> The last one makes it IMPOSSIBLE to do what you want to, i.e. if you
> managed to give your samba-workstation the password,
> so that it could log in, the NT machine would eventually change it so
> that it could no longer log in. Or vice verce.
> The easiest way to go about this is naming the machine / OS:
>         TEST-NT
>         TEST-BSD
>         TEST-LINUX
> -----Anders
>  Fabiano Martins
>  <fmartins at>                      To:
>  Sent by:                              samba-ntdom at
>  samba-ntdom-admin at              cc:
>                                               Subject:        Reusing
>  09/26/2000 12:12 PM                  SID
> I have a machine with dual boot:
> - WinNT 4, SP 6
> - FreeBSD 4.1, SAMBA 2.0.7
> My NT installation works on a WinNT domain "DOMAIN", with the name
> "NAME" and some shared resources (files and printer).
> I´d like to use the same identification on the FreeBSD boot, so i
> don't
> need to change configurations on the others that access this machine.
> I saw a lot of documentation about adding a SAMBA machine on a NT
> Domain,
> but I need reuse the SID of my NT installation... I got the NT SID on
> registry and put it on MACHINE.SID, but it didn´t work...
> Thanks in advance
> []´s
> Fabiano Martins
> fmartins at

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