[Samba] window 2000 policy changes with a samba pdc

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Oct 18 15:11:51 GMT 2003

On Sat, 18 Oct 2003, Gordon Heydon wrote:

> Hello,
> With the release of samba 3.0 I was vey excited with the new features
> and decided to experiment with it.
> I set my server up as a pdc which I am still working out some of the
> bugs but all and all I have it going and have a windows 2000 pro client
> join the domain and login and out very easy.
> The one problem is that before I roll this out to my other comptuers I
> need to change the policy on changing of passwords so that they will
> never expire. I read the how-to's and then once I had found the Active
> Users and Computers on windows 2000 pro I triied to follow the FAQ and
> connect to the Domain Server and it keeps coming up Cannot connect to
> pre-2000 Domain: ...


I checked the HOWTO and it seems we have yet some more work to do to make
it clearer. You can manage your users from a Windows domain member by
using only the SrvTools package. See page 75 of the HOWTO (page 70 of the
book, "The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide") for details on how
to obtain this toolset.

Please bear in mind that Samba-3 can not be an ADS server, thus you can
not use the ADS management tool to manage it.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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