[Samba] Disabling Machine Account password change

Matthieu Le Corre Matthieu.lecorre at univ-nantes.fr
Wed Mar 10 17:09:23 GMT 2004

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Le mercredi 10 Mars 2004 16:39, Florian Thiel a écrit :
> Hello!

Hello ... 
i think i've the same problem ....

> We have a school environment with Debian servers and Win2K clients.
> There are about 700 clients and 30 servers. There is piece of hardware
> installed on all clients the resets the changes made to the local disk
> at reboot.

we are working with disk image ..but the problem is the same !

> This seems to be a problem with Win2K changing machine account passwords
> every 30 days (according to MSDN). The server saves the password, the
> client resets it and domain logon is impossible ever after.

can you give me the URL reference where you see it ! i'm interested on the 
subject !

> Now I want to disable this password changing. It is possible with a
> Windows PDC using group policy (at least that's what Windows Admins told
> me). I found for Samba it's hardcoded in the sources. Would it be
> possible to make that an option for smb.conf? I'm not a C programming
> professional so I'm afraid of hacking the Samba source (especially with no
> similiar examples in the sources).
> Is there someone working on that kind of thing or are there any
> implications I do not know about?

Can you give me the location on the source where you see that

mayby i've two solution ... 
1) juste backup the old passwd on your samba server en reinject it every night 
2) a more clean ways to do :P : use  gpedit.msc on your win2k workstation 
( mmc componant) go to "windows parameter" "security setting" "local 
policies" "security options" and enable " prevent system maintenance of 
computer account password " .....
not sur of the result ... but you can try ;)

> Thanks in advance,
> Florian
> --
> Florian Thiel - Medienzentrum Kassel
> Systembetreuung Internet- und Kommunikationstechnik
> Kasseler Schulen am Netz - http://www.medienzentrum-kassel.de

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	  Matthieu Le Corre
	CIE -- UFR sciences
	Université de Nantes
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