change password on windows

Sean Elble S_Elble at
Sun Sep 23 11:33:03 GMT 2001


Have you checked the passwd program and passwd chat parameters in smb.conf?
They have to be configured on a per-platform basis, as Samba uses the native
passwd program to change user programs. For example, on my Red Hat Linux 6.1
system, the line reads as follows:

        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *Retype*new*UNIX*password*
%n\n *success*

I suffered from the same problem you are until I realized I needed to
configure these parameters. Hope that helps.

Sean P. Elble
Editor, Writer, Co-Webmaster
elbles at

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephan Pfeiffer" <synopex at>
To: <samba at>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 9:37 AM
Subject: change password on windows


I use samba2.2.0 as an pdc. now, i should activate that the users where had
not an bash account on the samba pc, can change the password direct from
windows NT, with type "ctrl+alt+del", "change password" and enter the old
and the new password. Every time I get the following error:

"The username or the password are wrong. Passwords can be write big/small.
Yous should be shure, that the shiftkey is not press"

Now in german too, becaues my translation is not so greate ;-)

"Der Benutzername oder das Kennwort ist falsch. Bei Kennwörtern wir die
Gross/Kleinschreibung beachtet. Stellen Sie sicher, dass die FESTSTELLTASTE
nicht versehentlich aktiviert ist".

I have not found any resolve for this problem in howots etc.


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