[Samba] How to synchronize passwords?

Gururajan Ramachandran gramacha at nyx.net
Sun Jan 22 23:39:44 GMT 2006

I am testing a new installation of samba as a PDC. I manually created the 
users and groups since the old PDC is an ADS Win2k server and the vampire 
process does not work in that situation.

When I log into the Samba PDC domain via a test client running a Winxp 
pro, I have to use the old password instead of the one I created using 

How can I synchronize the passwords?

I would rather keep the old passwords if possible.

Also, how do I get samba to use smbpasswd settings to validate the 



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