[Samba] Samba password sync question

Jethran Waugh j.b.s.waugh at aston.ac.uk
Fri Sep 20 08:52:01 GMT 2002

Sadly that doesn't work. All that does is set the registry entry in
HKEY_Users\.DEFAULT and when a new user logs in that key is not copied
for some reason

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Friberg-Wyckoff [mailto:jwcomputing at yahoo.com] 
Sent: 19 September 2002 21:52
To: j.b.s.waugh at aston.ac.uk; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba password sync question

I found it.

In gpedit.msc  Navigate to :
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System
> Ctrl-Alt-Del Options

In the right pane select Remove Change Password and
then select enable.

Prevents users from changing their Windows password on

This setting disables the "Change Password" button on
the Windows Security dialog box (which appears when
you press Ctrl+Alt+Del).

However, users are still able to change their password
when prompted by the system. The system prompts users
for a new password when an administrator requires a
new password or their password is expiring.

--- Jethran Waugh <j.b.s.waugh at aston.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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_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?
> Thanks
> Jethran Waugh
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