[Samba] BDC, documentation, Machine Accounts Keep Expiring

Michael Joyner mjoyner at vbservices.net
Tue May 3 12:44:56 GMT 2005

You could always use gpedit.msc and set the machine password change to "NO"
Dmitry Melekhov wrote:
> Hello!
> I want to create BDC with smbpasswd backend, just because I run ldap 
> master on the same machine as PDC and I don't think that using ldap 
> backend will be far better for me.
> Only thing I don't understand:
> I read in howto:
> <quote>
>      Machine Accounts Keep Expiring
> This problem will occur when the passdb (SAM) files are copied from a 
> central server but the local Backup Domain Controller is acting as a 
> PDC. This results in the application of Local Machine Trust Account 
> password updates to the local SAM. Such updates are not copied back to 
> the central server.
> </quote>
> But I looked into change_trust_pw.c
> and see
> /* if this next call fails, then give up.  We can't do
>           password changes on BDC's  --jerry */
> I.e., looks like machines will not change their password when working 
> with BDC (i.e. when PDC is down).
> Do I understand this right?
> Thank you!

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