[Samba] How to alter domain name in Windows logon cache

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 11:32:17 MDT 2011

XP or Win 7?

Can they login specifying the SERVER name in the from field?  Or may 
login as "SERVER\username."

I had something a little weird with Win 7 clients where they 
occasionally had problems logging in offline with domain credentials.  
(This happended if they did hibernate instead of a shutdown before 
disconnecting from the LAN.)     They would be able to login specifying 
the server name instead of the domain name.   I belive the SID for all 
the DC's is the same anyway.

I had 3 domain controllers at the time  - Alpha, Gamma , Zeta.    the 
domain name was Beta.  Those aren't actually the names BUT the 
alphabetical order was the same.  An offline Win 7 user if unable to 
login as BETA\username might be able to login as ALPHA\username.

On 10/19/2011 12:59 PM, Marc Rechté wrote:
> Hello,
> I am faced with the exact same problem described here:
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2008-October/144077.html
> Viz my server is out of order and nobody (except one lucky user) can 
> open his session from the Windows cache.
> I am quite sure that the problem resides in the domain name being 
> wrong within the account (the server BIOS name instead of the domain 
> name).
> The server is down (hardware fault) and therefore pdebedit -I <domain> 
> <user> is not accessible.
> Is there a way to hack the Windows cache (registry ?) to alter that 
> field in order to allow the user to open its session and recover his / 
> her "My documents" ?
> Many thanks

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