winbindd password refresh

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Dec 22 18:44:23 GMT 2005

On Thu, 2005-12-22 at 15:09 +0200, Moshe Yosevshvili wrote:
> hi all,
> i do the following procedure:
> 1. net join -Uadmin%admin
> 2. winbindd
> then i use winbind services and all is fine.
> as i understand my computer registers in DC with user "admin".
> my question: does samba/winbindd takes care of refreshing the machine's
> password
> in DC or it should be done by me (let's say once a month)? i want winbindd
> to run for
> long periods of time (longer than two months) and need to make sure it runs
> with no
> errors regarding this issue

The dirty little secret is that we instead simply set the 'password does
not expire' bit.

See the 'net ads changetrustpw' command to change it from a cron job, if
you feel it needs changing.  

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