[Samba] DC disaster recovery

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jul 14 16:03:12 UTC 2020

On 14/07/2020 16:51, Gregory Sloop via samba wrote:
> Yeah, I could setup an extra XCP box - but at smaller setups, it really seems like overkill.
> So, it sounds like restores of the VM work "fine."
> How often do machine accounts reset their passwords?
Every 30 days, though this is adjustable, but not recommended
> [This is the one that is most likely to be problematic. Rejoining the domain means a new profile. And that's a big PITA on the client side.]
> User password changes can simply be handled by the admin resetting them, or the like. Machine accounts? Not so straight-forward, at least not that I'm aware of - unless there's some way to "reset" the computer account password and sync with the workstation.

You do know that a computer is a user with an extra objectclass ?


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