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

Stev e Holdoway steve at greengecko.co.nz
Mon May 20 21:35:41 MDT 2013

I've found a howto to enable local admin via recovery/regedit, and have 
now enabled it.

I can leave and re-join the domain with no problem at all, BUT STILL 
CAN'T LOG IN, even using the same account that I used to leave/join the 

Hair long gone ):

On 21/05/13 15:06, Dewayne Geraghty wrote:
> Oh dear!  You're in a really bad place.
> The PC can't join the domain.  Therefore you can't use domain credentials.  So the domain is out of the picture.  This has occurred
> because the PC has changed its computer password and failed to notify the server within its normal limits.  So - forget the domain.
> A local priv'ed account is your only option.  But without that, or a local Administrator password, you're really hosed.  Its meant
> to be this way...
> Windows is good at one thing, making it really difficult to "own" a machine when you don't have credentials.  But not the data.
> If you have critical information on the PC and it hasn't been encrypted, then you should be able to extract it by taking the disk
> out and inserting into a UNIX machine, or perhaps another Win PC.
> I vaguely recall some Linux software that broke into the security db, about 12 years ago; but I expect MS has fixed that.
> If I were at this point, I'd try to "repair" the machine and take the system back to a known local account.
> And when this is all over, don't forget to create a priv'ed account on all PC's with a long complex password that is your ultimate
> failsafe.  (I do this with all customers, and I don't recall the number of times that has been the ONLY solution.)
> Good luck, let me know if you are able to repair the system, if you take that course.
> Kind regards, Dewayne

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