[Samba] Failure to Change Machine Account Password

Sean Elble elbles at sessys.com
Sat Oct 4 01:36:54 GMT 2003


Thanks for the reply; it would make more sense for it to be a Microsoft
problem, one of those "oops, I can't believe we broke part of the Samba
connectivity with another service pack with our new features!". Good old
Microsoft, and that's said with as much sarcasm as could possible be
implied. :-)

-Sean Elble

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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
> Windows 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, and 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 UNIX 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 ?


Just my 2 cents worth...I do believe this is a Win2000 SP4 issue and may
not be specific to samba 3.0.

I seen this same error message a few weeks ago on Google when I was
researching another topic.
Here is an url (tinyurl) to it. http://tinyurl.com/pnyl

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