Samba-Linux help?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Alt+F4, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

    Dec 13, 2001
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    Manchester, NH
    I've just begun a new job and have inherited a Samba server that I'm VERY MUCH not familiar with. Using the instructions I was left, I am attempting to add a new student:

    login as: root
    [email protected]'s password:
    Last login: Tue Sep 6 08:57:37 2005 from
    [[email protected] ~]# cd /opt/IDEALX/sbin
    [[email protected] sbin]# ./smbldap-useradd cbutts2011
    [[email protected] sbin]# ./smbldap-passwd cbutts2011
    Changing password for cbutts2011
    New password :
    Retype new password :
    [[email protected] sbin]# smbpasswd cbutts2011
    New SMB password:
    Retype new SMB password:
    Failed to find entry for user cbutts2011.
    Failed to modify password entry for user cbutts2011

    After that, I go to a client (and I've tested it on several) but the student cannot log on. What could be the issue?

    Also, I rebooted the server last week...upon restart, I could not log back in using the root password the former employee left me. Is there a separate administrator password? Is there any way to reset that? As of right now I cannot gain access to the gui.

    I am planning on moving to a Win2003 domain, but I was hoping to wait until next summer.

    Thanks for all your help.
  2. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

    Sep 19, 2003
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    winter haven, fl
    not sure i can tell you how to recover the root password since it is sort of circumventing a security measure. it is trivial unless the box is locked down, which it isn't by default. google "linux change root password"

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