David Bannon D.Bannon at
Mon Jan 29 05:13:50 GMT 2001

At 06:47 PM 28-01-01 -1000, Eric Pilger wrote:
>The workaround is to do it by hand. However, I can't do it by hand because
>does it 'on the fly'. A true bind is developing.

Hm... From what I can remember from my tests before xmas, if the machine
account already exists, its treated as if it was being changed. Quite
legal. Create with 'smbpasswd -a -m machine'. You still need a working
administrator account of course.

>I'm beginning to wonder though wether this is really any of the problem. So
>many people have commented on the vagaries of making Win2K work itself. It's
>unclear wether anything but an upgraded NT will work reliably. Too much black
>magic involved for me.
>Eric J. Pilger
>Systems Administrator
>Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology/SOEST
>pilger at
>(808)956-6321 (Voice/FAX)
David Bannon                      D.Bannon at
School of Biochemistry            Phone 61 03 9479 2197
La Trobe University, Plenty Rd,   Fax   61 03 9479 2467
Bundoora, Vic, Australia, 3083
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