[Samba] Reinstall workstation

Antony Gelberg antony at wayforth.co.uk
Mon Oct 3 12:05:16 GMT 2005

Geert Stappers wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 12:23:46PM +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>>Antony Gelberg schrieb:
>>>We have an XP workstation joined to our Samba PDC.  Will there be any
>>>issues if we reinstall XP on the workstation and join it to the domain
>>>with the same computer name that it originally had?  Is there any need
>>>to delete the original entry from Samba's database of domain
>>>workstations?  (Samba 3.0.14, Debian Sarge)
>>no, you don't need to remove the entry.
>>normally it will be "overwritten" when the workstation with the same 
>>name (that is, your newly installed workstation) joins the domain.
> What value has  
>    add machine script =
> in your smb.conf?

None, but it has:

add user script = /usr/local/sbin/addmachine %m

The script looks like:

/usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -s /bin/false -m $machine
/usr/bin/smbpasswd -a -m $machine

Is this no longer the way to do things?  This server may have been
upgraded from Samba 2 since we last added a machine.

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