[Samba] Changing expired NT password

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Nov 6 22:41:04 GMT 2006

On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 05:23:34PM +0000, Jeremy Volkman wrote:
> I'm using a Linux workstation in an NT domain environment.  I ran into a problem
> today where my NT password had expired and I could no longer use any services
> (e.g., Outlook).  I found the domain controller host and attempted to use
> smbpasswd -r <host> to change the password, however it simply returned
> NT_STATUS_PASSWORD_EXPIRED (duh!).  After trying for a couple hours to change
> the password from my Linux workstation, I finally found an XP machine and logged
> in with my username and expired password.  XP proceeded to tell me that my
> password had expired and must be changed.  I changed the password and now
> everything is fine. 
> Is there a way to mimic the forced password change of the XP login with samba
> tools?  I'd rather not have to find an empty XP machine each time my password
> expires.

Actually, this looks like a bug someone just sent us a patch for (bugzilla #4085).

Should be fixed for 3.0.23d.


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