joining a domain when account is already in passdb

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at
Sat Dec 21 21:40:01 GMT 2002

During a recent reimaging of my desktop machines I found that logons
fail with a "cannot contact" domain error when a freshly imaged machine
tries to log in for the first time...

I must delete and re-add the machine account to get it working...

I assume this is because the password is now incorrect...

If that's correct then shouldn't the process of joining a domain reset
the machine account's password?


Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at>

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