[Samba] window 2000 policy changes with a samba pdc

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Sat Oct 18 21:07:32 GMT 2003


Thanks for this, but from what I can tell I need to change the domain's
password policy for windows 2000 computers. In the how to it says I need
to run the Active Directory Users and Computers so I can edit the group


* John H Terpstra (jht at samba.org) wrote:
> 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: ...
> Gordon,
> 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
Gordon Heydon <gordon at heydon.com.au>

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