machine account passwords questions

Dave Daugherty dave.daugherty at
Fri Oct 24 22:21:44 GMT 2008

The "windows default" is every 28 days

Samba will decide when to initiate the password change based on the
setting in smb.conf " machine password timeout"

You can use net changesecretpw to initiate the process

> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 3:09 PM
> To: samba tech
> Subject: machine account passwords questions

> How often does the machine account password get changed when you
> have joined a domain? Is there a way on the DC to force this to
> happen so I can see what actually takes place? Does winbindd get
> this command or is it only smbd that updates secrets.tdb?

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