[Samba] Windows users can't change password 4.1.6

James lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 11:23:40 MST 2015

This happens to me as well. Over several different versions of Samba. 
It's a minor nuisance on my end. Basically the following

  * User is prompted to change password
  * User types old password along with new password twice.
  * User is prompted with the error message 'unable to change password.
    doesn't meet the complexity blah blah blah'.
  * It will then prompt for old password along with new password.

The password change actually succeeds. That's why the user receives a 
message about the old password not being correct. I have the user 
restart their workstation and have them log in with the password they 
just created. Sometimes they will need to choose other user and type 
their username and password and not use the last logged on user prompt.

On 1/27/2015 12:42 PM, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Hello Michał,
> Am 27.01.2015 um 07:08 schrieb Michał Półrolniczak:
>> When changing password via Windows Logon it doesn't say it change it, it
>> say that new password that I entered is not valid with password politic
>> settings, and wasn't change.
> Does it met the requirements?
> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786468%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
> See 'samba-tool domain passwordsettings --help' if you wanna change
> domain wide password settings.
>> But if you try to change the old password once more (even with the same
>> password you enter right before) it say that the user name or password
>> is invalid.
>> And you can not log anymore using old or new password.
> That's strange. Never heard that. Let me try to reprocuce this.
> - Which Windows OS do you try to do the PW change on?
> - Give an example password that isn't accepted and after that
>    you get into this situation.
> Regards,
> Marc


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