[Samba] password aging in Samba 3
John H Terpstra
jht at Samba.Org
Tue Jun 21 15:13:45 GMT 2005
On Tuesday 21 June 2005 09:03, Kurt Bechstein wrote:
> Ok, I'm rigging myself up a Samba 3 PDC for a variety of Windows
> clients. Anything from 98 on up to XP and everything in between. For
> the most part it hasn't been a big deal. I've got a couple of questions
> I want to run by the list and see if anyone has figured this one out.
> My first question is about the [profiles] share. Is this share really
> needed? The documentation never really comes out and says it. I'm not
> setting up roaming profiles so I'm assuming I won't need it.
If you are not using roaming profiles you do NOT need a profiles share. There!
I've said it!
> The next question is about password aging. I have a client that would
> like to have the user have to reset their password after 60 days. I've
> seen some inklings online of being able to do with pdbedit, but the
> documentation seems non-existent at best on how to do this. Maybe this
> is also doable with a policy setup. I haven't actually tried that one
> yet so if that works just let me know and I'll dig into that. Thanks in
You can use either the NT4 Domain User Manager to manage all aspects of your
user and group accounts, or you can use pdbedit from the command line.
I am in the process of competing the second edition of the Samba-3 HOWTO.
Apologies that it has not be done faster. I've been working full-time on the
documentataion since January 2005.
- John T.
John H Terpstra
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