[Samba] net ads testjoin

Khaled Blah khaled.blah at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 7 02:48:49 MDT 2010

I just noticed that I have replied to the wrong thread. Although my
question is about net what I wanted to know I asked in a different
thread. I'll quote my question to make clear what I was interested in:


is it possible to execute "net ads testjoin" without net asking for a
password (in any circumstance)? The reason for my question is that I
want to use it in a script and thus won't be able to supply a password
to net (net does not ask for a password on stdin).


2010/7/7 Khaled Blah <khaled.blah at googlemail.com>:
> Hi all,
> thanks for your replies! Is it correct to assume that "net ads
> testjoin" will only ask for a password if the secrets.tdb is missing
> or if it is corrupt. I understand that the secrets.tdb stores the
> account password and thus if that file exists and can be read the
> account password should be available to net and thus no need to ask
> for a password?
> Regards,
> Khaled
> 2010/7/6 Rob Moser <Rob.Moser at nau.edu>:
>> If you want to know what the net command is doing in more detail, try
>> running it with the -d <debuglevel> option.  <debuglevel> should be some
>> number between 0 and 10, with 10 being the highest.  I'd work your way
>> up - 10 will flood you with so much information its hard to see whats
>> going on.
>> More details about the debug option and other net command-line options
>> can be found in the man page for net.
>>     - rob.
>> On 07/06/2010 01:49 AM, Khaled Blah wrote:
>>> Is there anyone who can help with this question?
>>> Regards,
>>> Khaled
>>> 2010/4/30 Khaled Blah <khaled.blah at googlemail.com>:
>>>> Can anyone give me any hints please? I've read the man pages for
>>>> smb.conf and for net and then I read the manual about the "net
>>>> command". Still, I don't know what testjoin actually does or tries to
>>>> do.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Khaled
>>>> 2010/4/26 Khaled Blah <khaled.blah at googlemail.com>:
>>>>> I hope bumping is not frowned upon in this list :)
>>>>> cheers,
>>>>> Khaled
>>>>> 2010/4/24 Khaled Blah <khaled.blah at googlemail.com>:
>>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>>> I am new to this list and hopefully I am at the right place. Firstly,
>>>>>> thanks to everyone involved in this project. You do a great job!
>>>>>> Now, I use "net" to join Windows AD domains and was wondering where I
>>>>>> can find out more information on what happens during a "net ads
>>>>>> testjoin". The information I found on the documentation pages of net
>>>>>> or smb.conf on the website did not say much about it. I have noticed
>>>>>> that a "testjoin" will ask for a password when the domain membership
>>>>>> is not valid and it'll ignore kerberos tickets. Is there something I
>>>>>> am missing here?
>>>>>> I am grateful to any insight you guys could give me!
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Khaled

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