[Samba] NT 4 workstation joining Samba domain

taso ahg4 at aanet.com.au
Tue Jan 31 09:57:58 GMT 2006

taso wrote:
> Samba 3.0.21b with LDAP backend
> The transfer to the Sanba hosted domain appears to work, ie success 
> message,
> but I can't log on to a domain account from that workstation, complains
> about missing machine account or incorrect password.
> Only NT4 workstations seem to be a problem, Win2k and XP are Ok.
> NT4 is maximally patched, updated and etc - no registry hacks however.
> I checked the LDAP database - a machine account is being created.

I don't know if this counts as an official bug, but further investigation
shows that the machine account created when an NT machine joins the domain
is disabled, ie sambaAcctFlags = DW, whereas when a win2k or xp joins the domain
sambaAcctFlags = W.

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