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Hello all, I'm running Ubuntu Studio with Samba. I'm performing the following and get this failure message. I need to change the password for user 'wendym' in order to sync ...
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    Samba password fails to modify


    Hello all, I'm running Ubuntu Studio with Samba. I'm performing the following and get this failure message. I need to change the password for user 'wendym' in order to sync Samba with a win client.

    sudo smbpasswd wendym
    New SMB password: 12345
    Retype new SMB password: 12345
    Failed to find entry for user wendym.
    Failed to modify password entry for user wendym
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    I am a beginner with Samba. Any help would be much appreciated. Should I delete the user account and reconfigure it. If so, what command would work. I get the same fail message when I run.

    sudo smbpasswd -x wendym

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    This may be a silly question, but did you ever create the samba user in the first place? It is an easy step to forget since the samba username is often the normal username.

    smbpasswd -a wendym

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    No answer is silly... OOppss! Just because the directory existed doesn't mean the account was created. Thanks sdimhoff.

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