[Samba] Re-Using Machine Names on Samba Domain

Michael Heironimus mkh01 at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 14 20:55:56 GMT 2003

On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 04:10:27PM -0800, John E. Mayorga wrote:
> I am a system administrator at a small company using Samba 2.2.7a as a 
> PDC on Red Hat Linux 7.3. Everything has been going fantastic, but now I 
> have to rebuild the secretary's Windows 2000 system and re-join the 
> domain with the rebuilt system using the same machine name as before.
> What all do I have to do with Samba to get this to work? None of the 
> books I have, or the online docs I've read, or the Google searches I've 
> done have turned up anything.

When I've done this all I ever had to do was make sure to remove the
workstation's machine account from Samba (the smbpasswd account, the
system account in /etc/passwd doesn't matter) before rejoining it.

Michael Heironimus

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