[Samba] Adding new users, changing admin pword, etc

Joey Proulx jproulx at sau21.k12.nh.us
Tue Sep 6 14:18:37 GMT 2005


I've just begun a new job and have inherited a Samba server that I'm VERY 
MUCH not familiar with.  Using the instructions I was left, I am attempting 
to add a new student:

login as: root
root at's password:
Last login: Tue Sep  6 08:57:37 2005 from
[root at localhost ~]# cd /opt/IDEALX/sbin
[root at localhost sbin]# ./smbldap-useradd cbutts2011
[root at localhost sbin]# ./smbldap-passwd cbutts2011
Changing password for cbutts2011
New password :
Retype new password :
[root at localhost sbin]# smbpasswd cbutts2011
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Failed to find entry for user cbutts2011.
Failed to modify password entry for user cbutts2011

After that, I go to a client (and I've tested it on several) but the 
student cannot log on.  What could be the issue?

Also, I rebooted the server last week...upon restart, I could not log back 
in using the root password the former employee left me.  Is there a 
separate administrator password?  Is there any way to reset that?  As of 
right now I cannot gain access to the gui.

Thanks for all your help.

Joey Proulx
Technology Coordinator
Seabrook Schools
256 Walton Road
Seabrook, NH 03874
(603) 474-2252, ext 136
jproulx at sau21.k12.nh.us

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