[Samba] How to re-introduce a Samba server into a Win/NT domain?

jonlists jonlists at cbsol.com
Wed Apr 21 13:40:30 GMT 2004

What version of samba are you running? 

Jon Johnston
Creative Business Solutions
IBM, Lotus, Microsoft Consultants
Blog: http://bingo.cbsol.com

samba-bounces+jonlists=cbsol.com at lists.samba.org wrote on 04/20/2004 
06:53:49 PM:

> Hello.
>     I'm hoping that you will provide some help with a Samba problem that
> I'm
> experiencing.
>     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
> engineer
> 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 
> and
> a replacement disk was built from a (5 day old) backup tape.  Samba did 
> work after that and I'm quite sure - from the error-messages - that it's
> because
> 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 
> i.e.:
> with "security = domain" and "password server = * " specified in the
> smb.conf
> file.
>     I can get Samba up and running with "security = server" and 
> server
> = PDC,BDC,Alphaserver".  But the Samba-functionality ceases after a 
> even
> though the Samba-daemons are still running.
>     How can I remove the Alphaserver from the NT Domain and thereby 
> its
> machine-account, so that I can then add it back into the Domain with a 
> machine
> account-name and associated machine-account-password?  (I'd like to also 
> back to using "security = domain" in the smb.conf file.)
>      I have read the html help files but nothing there referrences 
> an existing
> Samba-server out of a Windows Domain and then adding it back in again in
> order
> to re-set the machine-accountname and its password.
>      Any help light that you could shed on this issue would be greatly
> appreciated.
>                         Sincerely,
>                         Bob Shaffo
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