pre-creating a machine account in AD

Rowland Penny repenny241155 at
Sun Oct 30 19:31:21 UTC 2016

OK, I am trying fix bug 12294 (if 'fix' is the right word) and have got
to the testing point and whilst I can create a basic machine, I am
having a problem with 'userAccountControl'.

From my understanding, you should be able to pre-create a machine in a
disabled state by adding 2 to the userAccountControl value, but I
cannot get this to work. I am 100% sure that the attribute value is set
the machine is created, the value is 4096.

Is there something in the underlying 'C' code stopping the creation of
disabled machine accounts (and, presumably, user accounts) ?
If so, can somebody fix this?


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