[Samba] Can't rename win7 machine in samba domain

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 08:04:47 MDT 2011

On 07/25/2011 03:41 AM, Vytautas Kasparavicius wrote:
> Hello,
> Samba 3.5.8-68 on F15 64bit with all latest updates.
> Part of smb.conf file:
>    set primary group script = /usr/sbin/usermod -g %g %u
>    add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -g 100 %u
>    add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
>    add user to group script = /usr/bin/gpasswd -a %u %g
>    add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /var/lib/nobody -g 100 -s 
> /bin/false -M %u
>    delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel %u -r
>    delete user from group script = /usr/bin/gpasswd -d %u %g
>    delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g
>    rename user script = /usr/sbin/usermod --login='%unew' '%uold'
> I can rename WinXP machines in domain without any problem, but if I 
> try to rename Win7 machine in domain I getting error
> "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"

Are  you removing the machine from the domain 1st, then renaming the 
machine, then rejoining?

More information about the samba mailing list