[Samba] password changes with ctrl-alt-del
jgeddes at unb.ca
Fri Feb 27 14:18:23 GMT 2004
On Fri, 27 Feb 2004, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> Geddes wrote:
> > 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.
> if you press ctrl-alt-del on a machine that's not part of a domain,
> all you can change is the local password.
> if you want your users to be able to change their server-side
> password, you have to join the machine to the domain.
What I have done is on the XP pro workstation (non domain member) I press
ctrl-alt-del then change password then I select:
User name: (test user on PDC)
log on to: (manually enter netbios name of the PDC)
old password: xxxxxx
new password: xxxxxx
confirm new password: xxxxxx
and the password changes on the PDC. I would like to be able to do the
same with the PDC instead of being a windows box, I would like it to be
samba. So far my attempts have failed and was wondering if anyone has
> > 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
> > 3.0.2a.
> > 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.
> >>>version of samba I'am using is 2.2.7a.
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