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Samba HowTo Guide
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Account Management Tools

Samba provides two tools for management of user and machine accounts: smbpasswd and pdbedit .

The pdbedit can be used to manage account policies in addition to Samba user account information. The policy management capability is used to administer domain default settings for password aging and management controls to handle failed login attempts.

Some people are confused when reference is made to smbpasswd because the name refers to a storage mechanism for SambaSAMAccount information, but it is also the name of a utility tool. That tool is destined to eventually be replaced by new functionality that is being added to the net toolset (see the Net Command.

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