[Samba] Samba password sync question

Jethran Waugh j.b.s.waugh at aston.ac.uk
Thu Sep 19 12:17:12 GMT 2002

Dear All

I would like to know if there is a simple way to disable the Change
Password button available under XP.  I have tried all the registry
entries and they wont work.  When a limited user account is created the
relevant entry is not copied from HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT into
HKEY_CURRENT_USER.  The system I am using is Samba 2.2.5 running as a
PDC with XP clients.  I don't want to have to give all my users admin
rights as that's a bit nasty.

The solution I have come up with at the moment is to set passwd program
in smb.conf to a script which I have written that just returns a non
zero exit status.  This then tells the users that the password change
failed due to an invalid username or password.  If it is not possible to
disable the change password button is it possible to edit the error
message windows displays when the password change fails?

Jethran Waugh

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