[Samba] Windows 7 + Samba 3.5.6 = abject misery...

Stev e Holdoway steve at greengecko.co.nz
Mon May 20 20:05:03 MDT 2013

The problem is that I'm descending further into the mire. Can't log on 
to the PC as local administrator account is disabled, can't log on in 
safe mode without arriving at the domain login screen, can't seem to 
find anything on the server side to fix this.

Remembering well why I chose the dark side years ago, and losing the 
will to live...


On 20/05/13 19:22, Dewayne Geraghty wrote:
> Steve, Linda's on the money.
> We experience this problem when staff are absent for as little as a week, could just be a timing problem.  Though if your PC's and
> server has been continuously up, then your PC's may have dropped the location of where the server is.  If that is the case, then you
> might need to examine either: how your pdc advertises itself, or where you've told the PC's to find the WINS server.
> Typically an administrator accesses the PC and tells it to rejoin the domain.  A simple leave and rejoin does the trick.
> Regards, Dewayne.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org
>> [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Linda Walsh
>> Sent: Monday, 20 May 2013 11:29 AM
>> To: Chris Rowson; Samba mailing list
>> Subject: Re: [Samba] Windows 7 + Samba 3.5.6 = abject misery...
>> Chris Rowson wrote:
>>> On 19 May 2013 23:13, "Steve Holdoway"
>> <steve at greengecko.co.nz> wrote:
>>>> Can anyone help with this? I set it all up a few months
>> ago, the samba
>>>> side being standard upgrades via debian - configured as a
>> PDC, and the
>>>> windows 7 clients being clean installs, with the standard
>>>> lanmanworkstation regedits done.
>>>> They've been working fine since then, but have now started failing,
>>>> instead raising the error message
>>>>   'The trust relationship between this work station and the primary
>>>> domain has failed'
>> I had this problem alot until I told my windows computer  to disable
>> machine account
>> password changes.   I think it changes them about every 30
>> days or maybe
>> less -- but
>> it would change it's password and the server wouldn't be informed, so
>> the shared-secret
>> between the two of them was no longer decipherable.
>> To be honest, it doesn't sound like the BEST way, or the most
>> SECURE way
>> to fix
>> the problem, BUT, given my windows machine is on a closed
>> internal net,
>> practicality trumps imaginary security problems....
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