[Samba] window 2000 policy changes with a samba pdc

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Oct 18 21:48:21 GMT 2003

On Sun, 2003-10-19 at 07:37, Gordon Heydon wrote:
> Hello,
> I triied this, but it didn't work. Basically I am triing to follow the
> "Administration of Windows 200x/XP Policies" to edit policy so that I
> can turn off password expiry, but when I follow the instructions it
> doen't work.
> I would prefer a method of doing this under linux, as it is hard for me
> to find all the windows stuff.

Do you mean you want to stop Samba expiring passwords, or you want to
turn of password expiry for the local accounts on the machines?

Samba password expiry is controlled by pdbedit's account policy option
(and one of the worst-documented, least intuitive parts of samba - I
know, as I added it ;-)

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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