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On-the-Fly Creation of Machine Trust Accounts

The third (and recommended) way of creating Machine Trust Accounts is simply to allow the Samba server to create them as needed when the client is joined to the domain.

Since each Samba Machine Trust Account requires a corresponding UNIX account, a method for automatically creating the UNIX account is usually supplied; this requires configuration of the add machine script option in smb.conf. This method is not required; however, corresponding UNIX accounts may also be created manually.

Here is an example for a Red Hat Linux system:

[global]
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /var/lib/nobody -g 100 -s /bin/false -M %u

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