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Advanced Server Computer account login problem

Advanced Server Computer account login problem

After restoring a backup after a disk failure i have the problem that i can not use Advanced Server (v7.3) on a node(VMS 7.3-1) wich is member(server) of a domain (PATHWORKS V6.1 for OpenVMS, VMS 7.2-1). I have tried several standard things(restarting etc).
I think that the problem is that the computer password from the member server is not valid anymore. I did a restore from a backup about two weeks ago and got the following message when on the PDC given this command:
[SV] OpenVMS (NT 4.0) Server Advanced Server V7.3 for OpenVMS
%PWRK-E-ERRGETSES, error getting session information
-LM-E-ERROR_LOGON_FAI, logon failure

Do i have to reconfigure Advanced Server? Are all the local shares lost if i reconfigure the server?

Jeroen Bleeker
8 REPLIES
Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: Advanced Server Computer account login problem

You can use PWRK$CONFIG to take your server out of the domain and rejoin it afterwards, but you loose all your share defnitions...

I'vw attached a document from HP, which describes how to save these defnitions before and restore them after the rejoin.

regards Kalle
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Advanced Server Computer account login problem

Jeroen,
I'm with Karl. You have to run PWRK$CONFIG to retype admin password.

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Anton van Ruitenbeek
Trusted Contributor

Re: Advanced Server Computer account login problem

Jeroen,

The best thing is to reconfigure the AdvancedServer and get back the SHAREDB. file.
First rename the dot-files in PWRK$ROOT:[LANMAN.DATAFILES] to eg .old_
so ACL. to ACL.OLD_20050504, BUILTIN. to BUILDIN.OLD_20050504, LSA. to LSA.OLD_20050504 and SHAREDB. to SHAREDB.OLD_20050504.
Rename the PWRK$ROOT:[LANMAN.DOMAINS]. also to .OLD_20050504
Startup PWRK$CONFIG and add this domain again as memberserver into the domain but don't start it up after configuration.
Now rename the newly created SHAREDB. to .NEW_20050504 and the oldone SHAREDB.OLD_20050504 to SHAREDB. and do the same for the ACL. file.
When starting up AS now it should be setup correctly with the 'old' shares.

AvR
NL: Meten is weten, maar je moet weten hoe te meten! - UK: Measuremets is knowledge, but you need to know how to measure !

Re: Advanced Server Computer account login problem

Thanks all for your suggestions.
From another source i got a very simple solution wich fixed my problems:

First define the logicals:
$ @sys$startup:pwrk$define_commands.com
Stop pathworks :
$ pwstop
Commando geven:
$ makemach "-M" -a -p "" -s

The account name has to be an account with admin rights. The quotes which is in the command must be supplied.
It fixed my problem!

Weird that such commands are not in the manuals.
Thanks everybody, Jeroen Bleeker



Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Advanced Server Computer account login problem

Jeroen,

correct me if I am wrong, but I understood from your question that you lost the password, and now in your solution you state that you specify the password????.

I guess those are different passwords?

Please explain.

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.

Re: Advanced Server Computer account login problem

In respons to Jan:

Memberservers and PDC/BDC exchange credentials to validate that the memberserver is "valid" in the domain. The password from the credentials is changed every 7 days. So when you restore a server (what i did) the password is not valid anymore when the backup is older than 7 days. This proces is not visible for users. The same is happening in Windows domains.

With the command I supplied in the solution you can make a server (which (internal) password is expired) make valid again. The credentials you supply are credentials you use when you login with the ADMIN account.

Ok ?

Greetings, Jeroen Bleeker
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Advanced Server Computer account login problem

Jeroen,

Bedankt! Eentje om te onthouden.

(thanks, this one will be remembered!)

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.

Re: Advanced Server Computer account login problem

I close the thread. Not much more to add.

Greetings, Jeroen Bleeker