[Samba] machine group and pwdump.exe

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Jan 13 13:32:21 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 03:06, Beast wrote:
> Hi,
> 1. I want to migrate NT to Samba 3 domain without needing to rejoin all machine (using same domain name and SID). just curious, machine account should belong to what group sid? does it matter if belong to any value?
> 2. I just examine output of pwdump, some of member domain or even NT BDC is has "*****" in password field which means this account was disabled.
> I've verified that machine is still valid member domain/bdc. it can browse network and do some administrative task.
> Any explanation?
the net rpc vampire command is specifically created for that purpose. It
must transition the SID from the current NT PDC to the new Samba PDC for
you to be able to preserve the profiles & machine accounts - otherwise
there will be a lot of do-over


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