[Samba] Can't join domain - new machine name

Ninti Systems office at ninti.com.au
Tue May 25 00:48:51 GMT 2004

I have just implemented an NT Domain using samba 3.0.4 on Slackware 9.1,
a very simple LAN with 4 or 5 clients. Clients: Win XP Pro.

Everything looks OK so far, apart from this issue:

I create machine accounts for existing client machines using their
existing names ... works fine, they can join domain.

Except that we want to rename the existing machines using a new
consistent format (client1, client2, etc)

If I create new machine accounts then try to join the existing client
machines to the domain using the new names (ie I'm trying to change the
clients name at the same time as I join it to the domain), I get an
error about an RPC call failing.

Any ideas?

Michael Hall

Ninti Systems: Smart IT Solutions
Michael Hall
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