[Samba] Change Allowed Workstations with pdbedit

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Fri Oct 9 05:44:42 MDT 2009

On 10/8/2009 2:23 AM, Philipp Boksberger wrote:
> I have a Samba 3.2.5 Server running on Debian. I use tdbsam as a password
> database and wonder how I can change the "Workstations" value in order to
> control the allowed workstations for a particular user. Last year I had a
> configuration with ldap using the smbldap tools where it was possible to set
> this value. But how can I set it without  LDAP just using pdbedit?
> In the official Samba 3.2.x HOWTO and Reference Guide in Chapter 11 Section
> "The pdbedit Tool"
> (http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/passdb.html#pdbe
> ditthing) there is an example where "Workstations" is set to "melbelle" -
> but no explanation of how this could be done. There is also no parameter
> listed in the pdbedit man page.

My understanding is you cannot manage this attribute from the pdbedit
CLI, you must use the NT4 Domain User Manager.


Best regards,


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