[Samba] Re: Can someone verify my checklist?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Feb 24 21:45:57 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 01:00, Brad Langhorst wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 04:17, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> > The blank password is the default password when "automatically" joining
> > the domain. The preferred mechanism is to join interactively using an
> > administrator account and this will automatically create the machine 
> > accounts when joining the domain.
> this is no fun when you're installing a large number of machines.
> I used to use ghost to handle this - but it doesn't work after 3.0.1.
> Once could probably use sysprep to do the domain join but that has the
> serious drawback (for me) of requiring either a config floppy for each
> machine or a random machine name.

Personally, I build new machines with 'unattended.sf.net'.  It works
really well.  I'm going to solve the name problem by putting
ethernet-address -> name info into my LDAP server.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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