[Samba] You have no permission to change your password

Steve Simeonidis SSimeonidis at computerpower.edu.au
Fri Oct 22 04:23:24 GMT 2004

Error when you try to change your password
from Windows XP, SP1, latest patches

Server configuration
Fedora Core 1

Samba is configured as PDC with roaming profiles.

I've just noticed testparm gives the following error
ERROR: the 'passwd chat' script [*old password* %o\n *new password* %n\n *new password* %n\n *changed*] expects to use the old plaintext password via the %o substitution. With encrypted passwords this is not possible.

        workgroup = EWS-NET
        netbios name = EWS-SRV1
        server string = EWS Network
        obey pam restrictions = Yes
        pam password change = Yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *old password* %o\n *new password* %n\n *new password* %n\n *changed*
        passwd chat debug = Yes
        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        password level = 8
        username level = 8
        unix password sync = Yes
        log level = 1
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 50
        name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        show add printer wizard = No
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -m %u
        delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel -r %u
        add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
        delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g
        add user to group script = /usr/sbin/usermod -G %g %u
        add machine script = /usr/sbin/adduser -n -g machines -c Machine -d /dev/null -s /bin/false %u
        logon script = %U.bat
        logon path = \\%L\%U\.profile
        logon drive = H:
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 66
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        wins support = Yes
        hosts allow = 192.168.5., 127.
        hide special files = Yes

I had initially used the default passwd chat line which is
;   passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully* 
with no luck!

Is there something that I have missed or ....
please help.

Steve Simeonidis

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