[Samba] How to re-introduce a Samba server into a Win/NT domain?
Robert H Shaffo
rhshaffo at raytheon.com
Tue Apr 20 23:53:49 GMT 2004
I'm hoping that you will provide some help with a Samba problem that
We have an Alphaserver that has been functioning as the Samba-server
in a Windows/NT Domain for about 5 years now. It was set up by an
here at Raytheon Missile Systems Company and he left the company about 2
years ago. I've inherited the administration of it.
Last week the Alphaserver's unix (TRU-64 V 4.0F) boot-drive crashed
a replacement disk was built from a (5 day old) backup tape. Samba did not
work after that and I'm quite sure - from the error-messages - that it's
the Alphaserver's NT-machine-account's password is out-of-sync with what
the PC/winNT side remembers it to be "last set to".
I can not get Samba to run as it had been running all of these years -
with "security = domain" and "password server = * " specified in the
I can get Samba up and running with "security = server" and "password
= PDC,BDC,Alphaserver". But the Samba-functionality ceases after a while,
though the Samba-daemons are still running.
How can I remove the Alphaserver from the NT Domain and thereby delete
machine-account, so that I can then add it back into the Domain with a new
account-name and associated machine-account-password? (I'd like to also go
back to using "security = domain" in the smb.conf file.)
I have read the html help files but nothing there referrences taking
Samba-server out of a Windows Domain and then adding it back in again in
to re-set the machine-accountname and its password.
Any help light that you could shed on this issue would be greatly
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