Setting password on NT PDC using Samba w/admin rights

Jean Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at
Tue Dec 14 07:37:51 GMT 1999

On Tue, 14 Dec 1999, Ryan Russell wrote:

> I want to reset the passwords of NT users in one of our domains from
> a *nix box.  Obviously, I've looked at smbpasswd.  That works well
> if the old password is known.  I'm looking at the situation where an
> admin doesn't know the old password, but they themselves have the
> right to change passwords for everyone.  Just to be explicit, the PDC
> is a Windows NT machine, and there is no local smbpasswd file
> on the unix machine that I'm concerned about.

what you're looking for is the rpc call samrsetuserinfo which is in the
SAMBA_TNG branch version of both smbd and rpcclient.

	Jean Francois

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