Fwd: [Samba] machine account with strange behaviour

geralds assistance at ids-ug.com
Wed Feb 11 09:18:41 GMT 2004

Hi Oliver,
My opinion is that try delleting the machine name using the 'control center' 
and delete the machine account in the passwd file. Then add the machine name 
again using "control center, edit & creat users ", then In console add the 
machine using: # smbpasswd -a -m <machinename>.  Note i managed to do this on 
SuSE 8.1. Please send me an email if u're  thru
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Subject: [Samba] machine account with strange behaviour
Date: 11 Feb 2004 08:59:53 UT
From: oliver.brockmann at numeris.de
To: samba at lists.samba.org

I'm running samba-3.0.1-2 on a redhat machine. it acts as a pdc
for our domain. clients are w2k machines.

when administering the w2k boxes via the mmc one of the machine
accounts shows up in the domain users list. it is shown together
with it's ending "$". I removed the machine from the domain and
added it back however the effect stays.

Additionally it is *sometimes* not possible to map drives to shares
on that machine. Users receive a message that "no error message was
found" or sometimes that an "unknown internal windows 2000 error" has

The machine account was created manually just the same way all the
others were made. It's line in /etc/passwd is completely unsuspicous.

Any help would be appreciated!

best regards, Oliver
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