The Account Used is a Computer Account.

Maciej Kalisiak mac at
Thu Jan 18 13:44:34 GMT 2001

On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 09:52:34PM -0500, Eric Pilger wrote:
> Go to join domain.
> Enter "root" and appropriate password.
> Wait a bit, get the following response:
> "The Account Used is a Computer Account. Use Your Global User Account or
> Local User Account to Access the Server."
> Try again and get:
> "Procedure Number Out of Range."
> Try again and get:
> "The Account ..."
> and so on, ad infinitum. It also edits the smbpasswd file for me and
> disables the machine entry.

I had the exact same thing happen to me yesterday as I was setting up 2.2 CVS.
I found that this behaviour went away once I left the trust account
("foobar$") entries in /etc/passwd (I always deleted them after running
"smbpasswd -a -m" since for SAMBA with WinNT you don't have to have them
there, and they really fill up your /etc/passwd).  Incidentally, when these
entries were removed from /etc/passwd, log.smbd contained a whole bunch of
lines complaining about "foobar$" being unknown, and that the "smbpasswd" file
was corrupt...

As I see from others' posts, perhaps my sync password option is on.  Wierd, I
don't have that on in my smb.conf; perhaps it's on by default now...

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