Changing password from Windows

Niccolo Rigacci niccolo at
Mon Nov 12 06:35:06 GMT 2001

On Sun, 11 Nov 2001, Jan-Pieter van den Heuvel wrote:

> 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.

Are your Windows machines configured to join the NT domain?

I suspect that if you are NOT in the domain, you cannot change MS Windows
Network (or Samba)  passwords.




> Hello,
> 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
> /etc/samba/smbpasswd.
> I think I need a smbpasswd client program running on Windows, or
> I just missing some thing?

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