[Samba] Changing expired Samba AD password during Windows login
h.kukreja at ium.edu.na
Thu Jan 18 13:43:16 UTC 2018
I was experiencing a similar problem with the passwords few days back when
the staff resumed to work after a months vacation. The clients are Windows
7 PC's which were failing to login with an error"The password for this
account has expired" even after a password reset from RSAT.
Solutions which worked for me:
When you are resetting use password uncheck the option to change password
on next login which means user can login with the new password and later
they can change it from the ctrl+alt+del menu.
To reset the user password without checking to change password on next
login you can use the below command line:
samba-tool user setpassword --filter=samaccountname=username
or you can also use command below to reset the user password if you
remember the old password
Also you can change password settings on Samba 4 using the command below
samba-tool domain passwordsettings set --history-length=0
samba-tool domain passwordsettings set --min-pwd-age=0
samba-tool domain passwordsettings set --max-pwd-age=90
Thanks n Regards
*Harsh Kukreja *Systems Administrator
*International University of Namibia *Tel: 061-4336000 - E-mail: h.kukreja
@ium.edu.na - Web:
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On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 5:48 AM, Ken McDonald via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> On win8.1 & srv2012r2 it is "The password for this account has expired"
> On 01/17/2018 10:44 PM, Luke Barone wrote:
>> (Remember to reply all)
>> What error message, *specifically*, comes up when the user with the
>> expired password attempts to change it?
>> On Jan 17, 2018 7:36 PM, "Ken McDonald" <ken at generation.tech> wrote:
>> To test, I use a desktop OS (win8.1) with rsat installed to create
>> a new user with ADUC and set the "user must change password at
>> next logon" OR for an existing user, with ADUC under "Account"
>> tab. check "user must change password at next logon."
>> Then, when the test user actually logs in to a Windows OS (I've
>> tested win8.1 and srv2012r2), they get a message like "your
>> password has expired and must be changed." When "ok" is clicked,
>> they get a prompt to enter old password, and new password x2.
>> Entering all of those correctly, including complexity
>> requirements, does not work and that is my problem. They get an
>> immediate repeat of the "the password for this account has
>> expired" and the process starts all over.
>> However, if for a non-expired user, they log in successfully and
>> choose cntl-alt-del they can successfully change their password.
>> On 01/17/2018 10:27 PM, Luke Barone wrote:
>>> Are you trying to reset with the rsat tools, or the command line?
>>> What issue is happening when you try to set it?
>>> On Jan 17, 2018 7:14 PM, "Ken McDonald via samba"
>>> <samba at lists.samba.org <mailto:samba at lists.samba.org>> wrote:
>>> I'm running a Samba AD 4.7.4 and cannot set a new password
>>> for a user with an expired password during login from a
>>> Windows PC. Changing a password from inside a login with
>>> cntl-alt-del "change password" works ok.
>>> I've already decreased the minimum password age to 0
>>> samba-tool domain passwordsettings show
>>> Password complexity: on
>>> Store plaintext passwords: off
>>> Password history length: 24
>>> Minimum password length: 7
>>> Minimum password age (days): 0
>>> Maximum password age (days): 42
>>> Account lockout duration (mins): 30
>>> Account lockout threshold (attempts): 0
>>> Reset account lockout after (mins): 30
>>> My Samba install is brand new and the Windows PC is a clean
>>> test PC. I'm running on Ubuntu 16.04.3 and had to compile
>>> from source Samba 4.7.4 after compiling from source krb5
>>> 1.15.2. All other build dependencies came from default Ubuntu
>>> 16.04.3 repos
>>> # Global parameters
>>> dns forwarder = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
>>> netbios name = DCNAME
>>> realm = DOMAINNAME.DOMAIN.COM
>>> server role = active directory domain controller
>>> workgroup = DOMAINNAME
>>> idmap_ldb:use rfc2307 = yes
>>> log level = 5
>>> path =
>>> read only = No
>>> path = /usr/local/samba/var/locks/sysvol
>>> read only = No
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