[Samba] Failed to modify entry error

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu May 8 16:53:24 GMT 2003

On Thu, 8 May 2003, Lists Account wrote:

> I am getting an error when trying to add a machine trust account to my
> Samba Server (acting as a PDC).
> Here is an excerpt of a shell session:
> bigbyte:/etc/samba# smbpasswd -m -a pc-00454
> Failed to modify entry for user pc-00454$.
> Failed to modify password entry for user pc-00454$
> bigbyte:/etc/samba# smbd -V
> Version 2.999+3.0.alpha23-4 for Debian
> bigbyte:/etc/samba# nmbd -V
> Version 2.999+3.0.alpha23-4 for Debian
> bigbyte:/etc/samba#
> I have created the account in the /etc/passwd file.  It exists in the
> shadow password file.  I have created machine accounts before.

In /etc/passwd is it there as:
OR as

This is critical!

> What should I be looking for?

In smb.conf [globals], set "log level = 10"

The do this again, and check to see what is failing in the log file

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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