[Samba] Failure to Change Machine Account Password

Sean Elble elbles at sessys.com
Sat Oct 4 01:25:24 GMT 2003

I will try, I'll have to configure the server for a level 10 log, and wait
for the computer to try to change its machine account password. Any idea why
it would be doing this (the Windows machine, I mean)?

Oh, and a stupid question for you . . . any idea where I can get the Active
Directory Users and Computers MMC for Win2k? I know you can use it with
Samba to a limited degree, I just can't find it for the life of me, hehe.

-Sean Elble

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Allison [mailto:jra at samba.org]
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 9:15 PM
To: Sean Elble
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Failure to Change Machine Account Password

On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 09:07:55PM -0400, Sean Elble wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've searched on this on marc.theaimsgroup.com, and was unable to find
> anything conclusive. I am getting the following error message on the
> 2000 workstations here (the only kind I have, hehe), and am wondering why.
> Changing machine account password for account DHCP-12$ failed with the
> following error:
> The stub received bad data.
> One, why is Windows 2000 trying to change the machine account password,
> why is it failing? I have setup Samba so that users can change their
> passwords from Windows (and yes, it works, syncing passwords with both
> and the smbpasswd databases). If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear
> them. BTW, Samba 3.0 on Red Hat 7.3, Windows 2000 SP4 client.

Can you send in a debug level 10 log and ethereal capture trace of
this happening please ?


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