[Samba] Problem when add Samba user into LDAP(works OK)

adrian sender adrian_au1 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 11 06:59:25 GMT 2005

Dear soneedu at gmail.com,

Firstly the documentation you have been using is 3rd party documentation and 
not the offical Samba docs. I suggest you look at the Samba web site and 
read "Samba 3 by Example" chapter 5 is what your looking for. It makes it 
difficult for people to help when you use 3rd party documentation.

Have you populated the database? Have you configured smbldap.conf... these 
are important.
If all fails check the logs and see what they say, then mail us the log if 
you cannot solve the problem.

Have you added the user with smbldap tools?

1.> smbldap-useradd -m -a testuser
2.> smbldap-passwd testuser
3. > smbpasswd testuser

Your smbldap-tools are out of date, I suggest upgrading to 

In any case for future installations use only the official samba 
documentation; you will have less problems and more people will be able to 
help you.

Adrian Sender.

From: ²»»µ°¢·å <soneedu at gmail.com>
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Problem when add Samba user into LDAP(works OK)
Sent: Saturday, 10 December 2005 12:44:01 PM
Sorry for interrupting you.  i set up my server by your tutorial
i meet problem when i try add Samba user through LDAP, smbpasswd -a test, it
prompt these after type the password for the user:

Failed to initialise SAM_ACCOUNT for user sunell. Does this user exist in
the UNIX password database ?
Failed to modify password entry for user sunell
OS:Linux Debian-test 2.6.8-2-386 #1 Mon Jan 24 03:01:58 EST 2005 i686
LDAP: installed in another Debian machine,it works all right,(i can add info
to LDAP through ldapadd and can search records),and the Debian-test already
add an record in LDAP
Samba:  Samba version 3.0.14a-Debian
smbldap-tools:  smbldap-tools-0.8.7

and samba.schema was included  in the LDAP server.

hope you can help me . thx


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