[Samba] Samba PDC and MMC - Problems changing password of services

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Mar 15 12:51:23 GMT 2003

On Sat, 2003-03-15 at 01:53, JJunge at paritaet-th.de wrote:
> Hy,
> im using Samba as PDC.
> When im logging into another W2K machine
> with MMC an try to change the password
> of a service, windows is bringing up the error:
> "A device attached to the system is not functioning."

This is the windows equiv of 'NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL' - about the most
useless message we can possibly give :-)

We will need to see what's being called, and you would be advised to try
again with Samba 3.0 alpha or Samba HEAD

> A strange thing is, that some people can change there password
> from the client by using ctrl+alt+del "change password" and some
> can't do. The error Message ist something like
> "The original password is wrong".

This is interesting - you should be able to get some idea from the debug
logs - particularly of the 3.0 version.  (At least I know what to look
for in them :-)

> I think it has something to do with rpc-call and there authentication,
> but i'm absolutly not sure.

Only the network and logfile traces will really tell you.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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