[Samba] AD admin account being locked by Samba?
andrew.sherlock at bbc.co.uk
Tue Sep 25 14:33:19 GMT 2007
I've recently used Samba to add a Red Hat Linux machine to an active
In order to do this I used:
net ads join fully.qualified.domain.name -U my-admin-account
...and then was asked for (and entered) my password...
The Samba share has been working great, as has authentication via Active
The only trouble is that I used my own admin account to join the machine
to the domain.
This account has a forced password reset on it, and since I last changed
my password, the account keeps getting locked.
My Active Directory savvy colleagues have used various tools to track
this down to the afore-mentioned Red Hat box.
It appears to be trying to do something with my old password - and thus
locking my account out!
The Samba share continues to work regardless - it's just that I can't
use my admin-level account, which is making life difficult!
We're planning to work around this by creating an admin-level account in
Active Directory specifically for the purposes of joining Linux boxes to
the domain; but I'd like to know what is going on here regardless.
I thought that once you had Kerberos ticket and had joined the domain,
the admin account was finished with?
What might Samba doing with my Active Directory admin account?
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