[Samba] password change on the domain password server using client
Lieven VAN ACKER
lieven.vanacker at archg.sintlucas.wenk.be
Wed Apr 28 09:29:45 GMT 2004
I've setup samba to be a member of a windows 2000 (mixed mode) domain.
I'm using ldap client interface to access the AD on the W2K domain
controller, in order to add users en groups.
Now, the final step to manage this config is to set the password of the
users. As it seems hard to use the ldap interface to set the passwords,
I've thought of using samba client tools, like smbpasswd or pdbedit or net
I manage to use smbpasswd -r ADSERVER -U username to set the password
interactively, pretending being user "username".
Thing is, there should be a way to change (or set initial) password as
I tried using
net rap password username "" newpass -U administrator%adminpass
but this doesn't seem to have the intended result (while it doesn't give me
any indication of success or failure).
So if anybody could give me a clue, how to proceed to be able to change the
ad password in a scriptable way, I'd be able to finish this integration
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