machine account passwords questions

Rafal Szczesniak mimir at
Tue Oct 28 21:11:47 GMT 2008

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 03:08:47PM -0700, Herb Lewis wrote:
> 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?

Apart from using group policies one of ways could be setting "password
expired" flag on machine account. This however, would require doing
a few rpc calls.

> Does winbindd get
> this command or is it only smbd that updates secrets.tdb?

Rafal Szczesniak
Samba Team member
Likewise Software

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