machine trust account password changes

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Aug 29 23:16:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 09:37, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> >
> >   So now I can show that nltest changes are successful with 3.0.4 and fail
> >   with the Mac's 3.0.2 Samba.  Did a regular 3.0.2 on, say Linux, also have
> >   problems with changing machine trust passwords after the MS RPC fix that
> >   broke changing user password?
> >
> >   Do you think that it's reasonable to believe that if Apple went to 3.0.4
> >   that the machine trust account changes would start working?
> Hmmm, I assume this is talking about WinXP clients joined to a Samba
> 3.0.2-based domain controller.


> Would similar problems exist with a Samba-3.0.2-based member server joined
> to a WinXP PDC? Can WinXP even be used as a PDC?

No, WinXP is a client only.  Of course, all Microsoft's product lines
are very similar, but given WinXP was never QA'ed as a PDC, I doubt even
the 'we can tweak the registry' maniacs could claim a WinXP PDC... :-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at
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