[Samba] Problem with smbpasswd on Mac OS X

Baniz Daymov solearther at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 19:55:07 GMT 2008

Hi there!

I have a Mac Mini running Mac OS 10.4.11 and one of the user accounts
that connects from a windows laptop has stopped working, i.e. when you
try to access the user's home folder from the windows machine the
username and password are rejected.

The account is a full user account on the Mac and it has the same
username and password as the account on the windows machine.

I am able to log onto the SMB file shares on the Mac from the Windows
machine with a different username and password, so I know that samba
is running ok.

I am able to log onto the Mac itself using the username and password
that are rejected when you try to connect to the samba file shares
from a windows machine, so I know that the password is correct. Also,
this used to work, so it's not like I haven't ever managed to get onto
the samba file shares with this username/password.

I tried to use smbpasswd to reset the smb password in case it had
somehow been changed and no longer matched the OS X password and I got
the following:

root# smbpasswd <username redacted>
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
[-14200]add_record_attributes: authenticate_node error
odssam_update_sam_account: [-14200]add_record_attributes
Failed to modify entry for user <username redacted>.
Failed to modify password entry for user <username redacted>

Any ideas as to what might be going on? If there's any more info that
would be useful, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for your valuable time.

Matt Jones

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