[Samba] change Active Directory Password with client tools (smbpasswd, net arp) ?

Hansjoerg Maurer Hansjoerg.Maurer at dlr.de
Tue Sep 14 17:04:57 GMT 2004


I am trying to change the password of an User in an Active Directory 
using the samba client tools (samba 3.0.7).

A normal user can change the password using
smbpasswd -r ADSERVERNAME

But now a user forgetts his password, and I want to change it as an user 
who has admin rights in the domain.

Is  there a command, weher I can do something like this:

The command should print for the ADMINPASSWD of ADMINUSER and for the 
new passwd of USERNAME,
who's passwd has to be reset.

net -S ADSERVERNAME -U  ADMINUSER rap password USERNAME "" newpass

Does nor work to

If I do an ethereal,
the answer of ADSERVERNAME is
Status: the specified password is invalid (86)

Is it possible to change a userpasswd as admin with the client tools 
without knowing  the old password

Thank you very much


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