[Samba] password changes with ctrl-alt-del

Geddes jgeddes at unb.ca
Thu Feb 26 20:21:16 GMT 2004

Thanks for the reply. That is the impression that I was getting too.

So as an alternative to no domains, I figure I will create a domain but 
not join any machines to that domain.
As a test I have setup a windows domain with a share. Then mapped a non 
domain member machine to that domain's share. I was able to ctrl-alt-del 
and change the password. 

So now I have been trying replicate this with samba. So far already 
tried this with 2.2.7 and didn't work..... So now I'am going to try it with 

On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:

> Geddes wrote:
> > Currently I'am using samba for file sharing. My smb.conf file is basically 
> > setup as default with a few minor changes. Therefore, my samba server is 
> > not part of a domain. Right now users can map the samba shares with 
> > windows XP... With this type of setup is it possible for them to change 
> > there smbpasswd using ctrl-alt-del? If so any examples or hints on how 
> > to set this up would be great. 
> >  
> > I have tried a few things and the only way I can get this to work is to 
> > make my samba server a PDC and have the workstations join the domain.
> afaik, that's the only way to do it. if a machine is not a domain 
> member, ctrl-alt-del changes the local password, and there is no way 
> around that.
> > The 
> > version of samba I'am using is 2.2.7a.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 

Jeff Geddes, BSc(UNB)
Computer Systems Specialist
University of New Brunswick
Faculty of Computer Science
eMail: jgeddes at unb.ca
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