[Samba] Cannot change password or create users from Windows
Matt.Jones at Petersfood.com
Thu Oct 2 17:31:27 GMT 2003
Hope someone can help me here, i'm tearing my hair out.
I got Samba-3.0.0 set up on suse enterprise server 7. It set up as a
PDC and works great, everything except changing passwords from a windows
machine. When I try to change my password it tells me I do not have
permission to change my password. If I go in to User Manager for
Domains and try to change it I get 'Access is Denied'. Also if I try to
add a new user in User Manager it gives me the same 'Access is Denied'
message, but it does create the unix user and set the password correctly
which suggests that the add user script and passwd chat are set ok.
These errors occur when I am logged on as root and as a regular user.
There was a previous message in the mailing list archive, which seems to
be the same error:
>Andreas Roth wrote:
>| i tried to change my password with windows. But i got an error, that
>| i don't have the permission to change my password.
>| Any sugestions?
>| A. Roth
> Be sure that you have it setup to run passwd/smbpasswd as root to
> change the password.
> see the HOWTO at
> If there is anything that is missing or not clear, let us know.
> (At least I think that's what JHT would say! :))
I have looked thru the docs and also the Using Samba book and I can't
find any way to do what was suggested. So if anyone has any suggestions
or can point out where I should be looking in the howtos then I would be
netbios name = KANGA
workgroup = BEDWASDEPOT
server string = Bedwas Depot PDC %v
security = user
domain logons = yes
domain master = yes
preferred master = yes
local master = yes
os level = 65
load printers = yes
printing = cups
printer admin = @ntadmin, at users
logon path = \\%L\%U\profile
logon home = \\%L\%U\.profile
logon script = login.bat
logon drive = H:
passdb backend = tdbsam:/opt/samba-3.0.0/passdb.tdb
encrypt passwords = yes
unix password sync = yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New password* %n\n *new password*
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -m %u
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 102
-s /bin/false %u
add group script = /opt/samba-3.0.0/bin/smbgrpadd.sh %g
comment = Netlogon Service
path = /export/netlogon
admin users = @ntadmin
read only = yes
write list = @ntadmin
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