[Samba] trust secret location in WinXP

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Mar 15 01:02:29 GMT 2004

On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 12:17:01AM +0100, Csillag Tamas wrote:
> Hi,
> At our campus we have ~40 machines. If a new program is needed we
> install it on a single machine and replicate this one to the others.
> The whole process is automated:
> (Wake-On-LAN) (with pxe) booting a kernel via grub.
> booting a minimal ram based linux and doing: netcat server port > /dev/hda
> If we send a WOL packet the restore process starts.
> The problem is that we have to rejoin each machine after.
> So my question is: where WinXP stores this information?
> Now I know the way howto mount NTFS RW (with captive:
> http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/ )
> And howto manipulate the registry:
> http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
> The only question: where windows stores this information?
> In the registry or in a file?
> I want to backup that information at the start of the backup and write
> back after the restore completes.
> Any help would be appreciated.

If you are ghosting your machines like that, you have bigger problems.
Like what each machines' name is, what it's sid is and the like.
however, if it is a Samba DC, you can just restore the 'old' password
to the DC at the same time.

Andrew Bartlett

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