[Samba] disabled mashine account without password

Marian Mlcoch, Ing mm at tsmp.sk
Fri Jul 25 10:09:39 GMT 2003

Try revert to domain admin root and aply next XP patch as described on

5.3.3. Windows 2000/XP Professional
To allow Windows XP Professional (not W2K) to join a Samba Domain, you will
need to first make the following changes to your registry and reboot:


The second setting is a bit of an unknown; many can join a Samba domain
without setting it; others claim it doesn't work for their system until they
do set it. In short, your mileage may vary ;-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Flohr" <Flohr.P at t-online.de>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 11:22 AM
Subject: [Samba] disabled mashine account without password

> Hi,
> when i try to join a winxp pro client to my samba domain i get an access
> denied error.
> Checking /etc/passwd and smbpasswd shows an new created mashine account,
> but the account
> is disabled and without a password.
> I'm using a debian 3.0 Linux with Samba 2.2.8a-1.0 and the following add
> user script:
> /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g workstations -s /bin/false -M %u
> Is there something wrong with the script?
> Some informatio about the xp-client:
> -- signorseal patch applied
> -- accessing shares without probs possible
> additional information:
> -- some probs with root accout see thread from 23.7
> Thank you in advance for all help
> Patrick Flohr
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