Fwd: [Samba] machine account with strange behaviour

oliver.brockmann at numeris.de oliver.brockmann at numeris.de
Wed Feb 11 10:46:06 GMT 2004

thanks for the hint! I did the following: In smbpasswd
the machine account had flags WU. I removed the U flag and
now it's no longer listed in the mmc. I'm monitoring the problem
with the shares and will report later on...

cheers, Oliver

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: [Samba] machine account with strange behaviour (11-Feb-2004 11:14)
From:    assistance at ids-ug.com
To:      obrockmann at nuntius.awg-mbh.de

> 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
> Rgds,
> Segie.
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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
> occured.
> 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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