[Samba] Windows 7 machine trust accounts expiring

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 08:23:02 MDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 11:52 AM, Peter Rindfuss <rindfuss at wzb.eu> wrote:
> There was an earlier thread about failing trust relationships between
> Windows 7 and Samba. Since we occasionally experience the same problem with
> Win 7 clients against a Samba 3.5.4 server, I investigated this a bit
> further.
> I think it happens when
> - the time to change the machine password has arrived
> - the Win 7 machine is up, but no one is logged on (login box is shown on
> the screen).
> To reproduce this, I reduced the machine password change interval to one day
> on a test computer, then let the login prompt sit there for a day or so -
> and indeed I could not log in anymore because of a trust relationship
> failure. I will try this a couple more times.
> I hope this helps to find a remedy.

Did you ever solve this issue? How did you change the "machine
password change interval"?

I just had a single windows 7 box fail trust relationship and I saw
that the last modify time in ldap for that account was August 30,


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