[Samba] Cannot add machine account

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Fri Feb 1 23:06:21 GMT 2008

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Marco De Vitis wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running Samba as a PDC on a Debian Etch machine (3.0.24-6etch9).
> It's been some time (months, maybe 1 year) since I last added a new
> machine to the domain, but I'd need to do it today and I'm getting an
> error:
> #>pdbedit -a -m Woodstock-VMXP
> tdb_update_sam: struct samu (woodstock-vmxp$) with no RID!
> Unable to add machine! (does it already exist?)
> The machine does NOT already exist in the tdb Samba database, of course.
> And I already added it to the Linux system accounts as I always do.
> I have to say this is a new situation for me, because this is a VIRTUAL
> machine: WinXP Pro running in VMware Fusion on a Mac. But it's
> configured for accessing the network directly, no NAT through the Mac,
> and moreover the Mac machine is not part of the domain. So I would
> expect it to work fine as a normal Windows workstation.

Is that workstation name too long? On some of my machines, it would be.

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