[Samba] Help adding users

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Feb 22 19:18:05 GMT 2005

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Kevin Stedman wrote:
| I am using Samba on Solaris 8.  It is Samba version
| 3.0.10.  I am trying to add a user as root using
| smbpasswd -a name.  I am receiving this error message
| after typing in the passwords:
| "NULL guest account!?!?
|  Failed to initialise SAM_ACCOUNT for user name.  Does
| this user exist in the UNIX password database?
|  Failed to modify password entry for user name"
| Yes the user is in the UNIX password database.  I have
| looked at the configurations and do not see anything
| wrong.  I do have a Samba version 2.2.8 running on
| another machine and working just fine.  I tried to
| match the conf between the two.

This was a change from 2.2 to 3.0.

It's asking about the 'guest account' user, not
the one you are adding.  `testparm -v -s smb.conf | grep guest`

cheers, jerry
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