[Samba] Samba4 and Windows 7 password change

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Sep 9 03:22:37 MDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-08 at 22:07 -0500, Philip M. White wrote:
> Hi, all,
> With the latest Samba4, I am not able to change a user's password via
> Windows 7.
> I was able to successfully set a password from within RSAT's Users while
> adding a new user, but that user cannot change his own password.
> When I try, Windows 7 tells me that the server rejected the password
> change because the new password doesn't meet the complexity/length
> requirements.
> On Samba's end, I see this:
> Changing password of PMWWORLD\sue (S-1-5-21-1802782687-180428704-2922416880-1106)
> kpasswdd: Password must be at least 7 characters long, and cannot match any of your 24 previous passwords
> I get this regardless of what password I try.  For the record, I tried
> Secret$1 and Secret$2, both of which meet the first condition and which
> I've tried for the first time ever.
> Can anyone confirm this behavior?

That's an odd one. 

Perhaps it's a minimum password age?

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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