[Samba] Windows machine has to join two times

Björn Jacke bj at SerNet.DE
Tue Mar 9 07:53:10 MST 2010

On 2010-03-09 at 08:57 +0100 toonverdonck at dommel.be sent off:
> I'm running a debian lenny machine with samba (3.5.0) and OpenLDAP installed
> (2.4.11). When i add a machine to the domain, windows reports the following
> error: "The specified computer account could not be found". The computer
> account is added to the LDAP database but without the samba attributes. The
> weird thing is that if i try it a second the, the samba attributes are added to
> the computer account and the machine successfully joins the domain. This
> happens with XP, Vista and Windows 7 cliënts. I have no idea why it doesn't
> work the first time.

make sure to invoke nscd -i passwd at the end of your add machine/user script
and maybe sleep a second.

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