SMB bulk add utility

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Sep 18 06:43:06 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 10:36 +0400, Peter Njiiri wrote:
> Thanks for the feedback Andrew and Christopher, the issue I'm facing
> is that when I use the smbbulkadd utility

I've never heard of this utility.  Google suggests it is a Novell

>  to add users without the -p (password) option, the error message that
> comes up states that a password needs to be set or a Universal policy
> cannot be found (whereas I'm using the Samba Default policy). I want
> to bulk enable all users without giving them "new" passwords (with the
> -p option) so that they can use eDirectory to authenticate (as they
> use the Novell ZENworks client,somewhat like the Novell Client to
> login to Windows). There is currently a Samba server the users will be
> shifting to and they need seamless migration (without new passwords
> being set on the new Samba server). Is this possible??

It should be.  I've never used this tool, or eDirectory, so I can't help you.

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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