Passwords for new machine accounts

John H Terpstra jht at
Wed Mar 10 15:34:31 GMT 2004

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Roland Gruber wrote:

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> Hi all,
> to what values should the passwords of new machine accounts be set?
> The command "smpasswd -a -m" sets them to the machine name. But I think
> NT4 workstations will have problems with this setting when joining the
> domain.
> There was a default password for NT4 that was the initial password for
> all NT4 workstation accounts. Does anybody remind it?
> Or is it possible to join NT4 workstations without problems if the
> password is set to the machine name?

The correct initial password is the machine name.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at

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