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Admin password expired?
« on: February 28, 2006, 07:58:19 PM »
I am running SME 6 as a Samba server for windows xp and windows 2000 computers.  I have heard some of my users complain that occasionally on login, they will be prompted with a message saying that the password will expire in X days.  Do they want to change their password now.  Everyone has always continued on without showing me therefore I have not seen it.  It seems though that the admin password has expired or been changed as I am getting an access denied when trying to access the server via ssh and the web interface.  If i use the username "root" for ssh, I can connect with no issue.  How can I fix this so that I can login as admin again and prevent this from happening on other user accounts?

Thanks for any help anyone can offer,

TMP

I should probably add that the SME is a PDC and that I cannot login to the network from a workstation as admin either.

TMP

Admin password expired?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2006, 03:09:36 PM »
No ideas here?  This is becoming a more pressing issue as I have some administrative tasks to take care of.

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Admin password expired?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006, 05:25:16 PM »
have you tried a search? it would have reveal this...

http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=30110.0
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Admin password expired?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2006, 06:03:12 PM »
I have searched, and I did find that.  However I do not find
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If the PCs were previously connected to a 2000 server domain, it maybe the password/security policy from that server. If so search M$ site for instructions on removing the policies fom these PCs.

Just a thought.
To be a proper resolution.  

It is not just a Windows problem because I cannot login to the computer as 'admin' via ssh or through the web interface (http://myserver/server-manager).  I can however login as 'root' via ssh.

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Admin password expired?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2006, 10:57:51 PM »
I really need to figure out how to fix this.  I cannot login to the server-manager or ssh with the username 'admin'.  I can login to ssh using 'root'.  I really don't want to have to reinstall since this is a PDC and I would have to rejoin 50+ workstations in 3 very geographically diverse offices.  I need to be able to add/modify/delete users/groups/ibays.

Thanks for any insight.

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2006, 08:40:51 AM »
TMP,

By default the root and admin passwd's are the same. If you can logon via ssh with username root , then from the command line change the admin passwd to be the same as the root passwd that you used.
#passwd admin

Logout and you should now be able to access server manager from your workstation https://yourdom.com/server-manager

warren

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Admin password expired?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2006, 02:20:23 AM »
That fixed it.  Thanks Warren.  I wonder though.... How did the password get changed in the first place?  I am the only one who knows it or how to even log onto the server for that matter.  I don't have clue how it got changed.

Anyway thanks for your help,

TMP

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2006, 11:33:25 AM »
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I wonder though.... How did the password get changed in the first place?


Have you done a security check?
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Admin password expired?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2006, 06:00:24 PM »
TMP

You are the second person to report this issue in the last few days.  If you haven't done so already, could you please email security@contribs.org about this.

Thanks,

Paul
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