W2K machine logon to a domain with Samba 2.2alpha3 PDC

Steve Langasek vorlon at netexpress.net
Fri Apr 13 14:59:06 GMT 2001

On Fri, 13 Apr 2001, Elliot Mackenzie wrote:

> If you created the account manually check that you did all these steps:
>   adduser -g machines -c whatever -d /dev/null -s /bin/false -n machinename$

> machines is the name of a system group you create that you put all the
> machine users into.  machine name is tronyx$ in your case i think (the
> windows machine name).

> Make sure when you created the machine trust account using smbpasswd you
> specified the -m option (this creates the machine trust account):

>   smbpasswd -a -m tronyx$

smbpasswd -a -m tronyx

The smbpasswd command knows to add the $ to the end of the smbpasswd entry
when creating a machine account, so you don't need to specify it on the
commandline.  I suspect that 'smbpasswd -a -m tronyx$' will get you an
smbpasswd entry for user tronyx$$ ....

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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