Need help on "net ads join" fails when we have "%" in the username

Lokeshbabu Haribabu -X (lharibab - HCL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED at Cisco) lharibab at
Fri Aug 28 16:31:11 UTC 2015

Hi All

I am working on critical bug and I need your help on the below query

We are unable to join the domain and create computer account when username contains % in it.

I found this bug in samba website.  I believe this is the issue that we are seeing now

I believe the issue could be that we use "%" as the delimiter between username and password

net ads join -s XYZ.conf -U "username%"%"password" createcomputer= XXXXXXXX hostnames=XXXXXXX

If you have seen this issue earlier if so please let me how to overcome this or any available workaround for it

Is there a way to change the delimiter from % to any other character?


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