[Samba] Samba4 and group policy password policy

Christophe Deze christophedeze at wanadoo.fr
Sat May 15 00:42:14 MDT 2010

I had the same problem during my test of samba.
I disabled complexity requierement ...
I can't change password with a simple one.

I miss something ?


Le 14/04/2010 14:31, Santiago Perez Agra a écrit :
> Hi every one, I'm testing Samba4 with the guide posted on the wiki
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO#Step_1:_Download_Samba4, all
> our tests results ok but one of them crash:
> Group Policy works ok on a new organizational unit in deploy security task
> over desktop users but when i create a new user over this ou, with the
> dsa.msc group policy>  Computer Configuration>  Windows Settings>  Security
> Settings>  Account Policies>  Password Policy>  Password must need
> complexity requirement set as "Not defined" but when dsa.msc asks you about
> the new password of the user it answer that you need to meet this
> restrictions, this can be avoid with the linux samba command net newuser
> ... but what does happen when a user is asked about to change your password
> because password age is next to expire ...
> Our goal is to replace all windows XP desktops to ubuntu desktops but we
> have a number of desktops that is not possible to change XP so we need to
> implement an AD alternative and Samba 4 is perfect, with group policy
> support now.
> Thanks a lot in advance to all of you

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