smbpasswd -j ... -Uuser%pass

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Tue Sep 18 07:19:05 GMT 2001

Even now that we know,
we should probably not just reset it, but 
post a message to the runner of smbpasswd to 
verify that he wants to 'reuse' the account,
just in case he misspelled the name, or something,
and is about to screw up someone ELSE's machine
2cents worth...

-----Original Message-----
From: jra at [mailto:jra at]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 2:43 AM
To: Tim Potter
Cc: Gerald Carter; samba-technical at
Subject: Re: smbpasswd -j ... -Uuser%pass

On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 04:04:57PM +1000, Tim Potter wrote:
> Gerald Carter writes:
> > Jeremy,
> > 
> > Why did we decide to make joining a domain fail if a
> > machine account by the same name already existed?
> > Why not just reset it and rejoin the domain?
> I'm curious to know as well.  (-:

'Cos when that code was written we didn't know how
to reset it :-).


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