[Samba] New users cannot log on, current users okay

Marian Mlcoch, Ing mm at tsmp.sk
Mon May 19 11:34:44 GMT 2003

I mean that you not copy all neccessary files to your new samba conf before
it start.
You must stop server and owerwrite all conf files that is necessary to conf
identical server ID
resp. machine ID. (files on /etc/samba and /var/cache/samba) with old

----- Original Message -----
From: "A.J.Dawson" <A.J.Dawson at Bradford.ac.uk>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 1:13 PM
Subject: [Samba] New users cannot log on, current users okay

> I am having a problem with the Samba server that I run.  Simply, new users
> added to the system cannot log on to the PC's that are controlled from the
> Samba server's domain.  Users that are already on the system and have been
> working for some time seem to be unaffected.
> I suspect that the problem may well be related to the 'minor' problem we
> experienced with the server the other day - the system disk crashed and
> burned, so we had to rebuild the system from scratch.
> I had however got copies of all of the password and shadow files,
> secrets.tdb etc which were all duly copied back into place on the new
> server.
> The server is up and running fine (i.e. file and print sharing is working
> 100% for those who already had a username/password on the system), however
> users that have been added since the rebuild cannot log onto domain
> controlled PC's at all, receiving the message 'The system could not log
> you on...'
> Do I need to recreate the secrets.tdb file and then rejoin all of the PC's
> to the domain?  Or is there something else that I have missed that is
> causing this problem?  This is unfortunately rather urgent, so if anyone
> does have a solution to the problem, could you please let me know asap?
> Regards
> Andy
> Dr. Andy Dawson
> A.J.Dawson at Bradford.ac.uk
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