Machine Accounts

Michael Meß mess at
Thu Nov 29 07:22:34 GMT 2001

I have a similar problem. I want to exchange a samba PDC server (samba
2.2.1a and too small harddisk) with a new one with a bigger harddisk and
samba 2.2.2 installed.

When I try to login to the Domain using the new PDC server from an
NT-machine which has been installed with the old server, I get the
"Sie können nicht angemeldet werden (C000019B) Versuchen Sie es erneut
oder wenden Sie sich an einen Systemadministrator." (Translation: You
cannot login (C000019B). Try again or ask your System administrator).
This happens, when I try to login with correct user and password. If I
mistype the password, then I get another error message (the one which
always comes with wrong password).

What can I do, so that all Windows machines (more than 100 Workstations)
will accept the new server like if it was the old one? 
Otherwise I have to login as Administrator to more than 100 Workstations
for putting each one in the domain again with the new PDC server.

Is it enough to take the old MACHINE.SID and DOMAIN.SID, or do I have to
change something else?

Greetings, Michael

Ron McKeating wrote:
> Hi all, I was wondering if any of you could offer me some advice.  I
> want to use samba for our file store for about 600 student lab seats. I
> cannot seem to make the automatic adding of the machine account work. I
> can do it manually, but I do not want to have to visit 600 pc's and log
> in manually as root.  We create one image of the lab pc's and then
> distribute it to the labs using multicast ghost.  Basically I want to
> create the ghost image so that all the machines log into our samba pdc
> on boot up.  We can create all our student user accounts in advance, no
> problem there, but I need all the machine accounts to be automatically
> created as soon as to machine tries to log in.
> Is this possible, or do I need to take a different approach?
> Ron
> --
> Ron McKeating
> Computing Officer
> Computing Services
> Loughborough University
> Tel:    01509 222329
> Fax:    01509 223989

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