Changing password from Windows

Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel jan-pieter at
Sun Nov 11 07:32:54 GMT 2001


It's possible for Windows users to change their Samba password:

1.	Start->Settings->Control Panel
2.	Security (translated from Dutch, so I hope it's correct)
3.	Change Windows-password.
4.	Select Microsoft Networking and click OK.
5.	Enter the old & new password and click OK.
6.	Done :)

This works for me, but I don't know if it will work when Samba is not acting
as a Domain Controller.


Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel
Piozum Computer & Webpagebuilding

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: samba-admin at
[mailto:samba-admin at]Namens Niccolo Rigacci
Verzonden: zondag 11 november 2001 12:37
Aan: samba at
Onderwerp: Changing password from Windows


I have a working samba (2.0.7) server (Debian GNU/Linux 2.2)
configured with security = user, but NOT domain. The clients are
Windows 98.

I whish windows users to be able to change their password
without logging on the server (unix account on the server are
disabled). I tried from the Password applet of the Control
Panel, but I was able only to change the password stored on the
Windows client itself, nothing happened in the

I think I need a smbpasswd client program running on Windows, or
I just missing some thing?

Firenze - Italy

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