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Old 01-09-2004, 10:50 AM   #1
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Samba - machine name dependence?

Does anyone know if there is a way with Samba to forgo its dependence on machine names? I've got a bunch of Windows 2000 machines, and whenever I reimage them it's a pain to go around and re-add all the machines to the domain. I can change the machine name automatically, but I STILL have to go around and re-join the domain so that the Samba server knows about it.

I'm wondering if there's a way for the Samba server to, in effect, adopt the philosophy: "I don't care what you're machine name is or whether or not you're registered with me. I only care that you have an IP and are on the same subnet as me."

I know it's a stretch, but I thought it worth an inquiry.

Perhaps a follow-up question would be: Is there a way to automate the change in machine name & re-joining the domain?


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