[Samba] XP Pro password change problem

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Sep 21 21:38:12 GMT 2005

On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 05:36:53PM -0400, Gary Dale wrote:
> Further to my e-mail below:
> I just tried to change some share permissions from an XP Pro workstation 
> by right-clicking on the share | properties | security. The security 
> window shows me the existing permissions which seem correct. Because it 
> takes a second to translate the SIDs into names, I can also see that the 
>   SID is the same as reported below from pdbedit.
> However, even though I have write access to the share (yes, I can write 
> to it), the permissions all show empty (unchecked). Nor can I change 
> them. I can change the boxes when I click "apply", they revert to the 
> old values.
> I note that when I click on the Add button then the advanced button I 
> can get a full listing of the groups from Samba. Clearly my XP Pro 
> workstation is talking to Samba, but I can't get it to change my 
> password or recognize my "right" to change file permissions.
> Surely someone must have a clue as to how I can track down the cause of 
> this problem?

Hmmm. In your bug report you added everything except the exact
version of Samba you're running, which might actually help us
tell you if you're hitting a known bug or not.


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