[Samba] Samba 2.2.7 - client computer can NOT log IN.

Frank Matthieß fm+samba at Microdata-POS.de
Thu Dec 5 15:47:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 10:16:48AM -0500, Irving Carrion wrote:
> Hello All!
> Any of our workstations who try and log into the domain receive the
> following Windows error: "The system cannot log you on to this domain
> because the system's computer account in its primary domain is missing
> or the password on that account is incorrect".  Ok, good enough...
> If I check the smbpasswd file I can see the machine account and it is
> also in passwd.  So I decide to manually remove it using
> smbpasswd -x -m computer1
> userdel computer1$
> I verify that it is NOT in smbpasswd,passwd,shadow etc....Then continue
> with
> useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false -M computer1$
> smbpasswd -a -m computer1$
Should "smbpasswd -a -m computer1"						   

Your smbpasswd file must have a wrong  computer1$$ entry. 

Try the smbpasswd command without the trailing $.

Frank Matthieß                                    fm+samba at Microdata-pos.de

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