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Thread: Samba pdbedit error

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Samba pdbedit error

    Samba Version 3.6.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 tdbsam back end.

    I discovered a few accounts we created before the Domain was configured did not have the correct domain name. One was an account named "administrator" intended to be the Samba Administrator account.

    In order to change the domain I ran this command:

    # pdbedit -I "DOMAINNAME" -U username

    It worked on a number of accounts when I tried it on "administrator" I get this:

    # pdbedit -I "DOMAINNAME" -u administrator
    Unable to modify TDB passwd: NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL!
    Unable to modify entry!

    Here is the account information:

    # pdbedit -v -u administrator gives the following output

    Unix username: administrator
    NT username:
    Account Flags: [U ]
    User SID: S-1-5-21-1504512832-3249319461-1142831928-500
    Primary Group SID: S-1-5-21-1504512832-3249319461-1142831928-513
    Full Name: Samba Administrator,,,
    Home Directory: \\hamlet\administrator
    HomeDir Drive: U
    Logon Script:
    Profile Path: deleted for privacy
    Domain: HAMLET
    Account desc:
    Munged dial:
    Logon time: 0
    Logoff time: never
    Kickoff time: never
    Password last set: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 17:29:27 CST
    Password can change: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 17:29:27 CST
    Password must change: never
    Last bad password : 0
    Bad password count : 0

    I don't see anything here that looks out of place but I don't know what it all means.

    I also tried to delete the account using smb password and it failed:

    # smbpasswd -x administrator
    Failed to delete entry for user administrator.

    Is there another way to resolve this?
    Last edited by rsteinmetz70112; June 28th, 2013 at 08:15 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Re: Samba pdbedit error

    I think I fixed it. It was necessary to delet the key from passdb.tdb using the tbdtool then add the user again. This is not reccomended and may have other concequences.


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