[Samba] Changing the domain admin password

Steve Thompson smt at vgersoft.com
Fri Apr 30 07:10:45 MDT 2010

On Thu, 29 Apr 2010, John Drescher wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Steve Thompson <smt at vgersoft.com> wrote:
>> I changed the password in the LDAP database for the account 
>> corresponding to ldap admin dn, and then changed the password in 
>> secrets.tdb on all my Linux member servers (+PDC+BDC) using "smbpasswd 
>> -w". Immediately (within a minute or so) all windows clients joined to 
>> the domain and logged in to a domain account hung.

> I believe when I changed the ldap admin / Manager password I needed to
> restart the samba servers on the pdc and my 3 bdcs after updating the
> secrets on each machine. All has been well after this.

Yes, I did restart the samba server on the PDC and the two BDC's, but the 
clients hung anyway. Putting the password back the way it was allowed the 
clients to continue. I will need to build a test rig.


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