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Is there a way to change my Windows domain password from Linux?

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I've done this on OS X, the same command exist on linux.

According to this site. Looks like the way to avoid adding the username to smbpasswd file to use smbpasswd -U <user> -r <IP address of DC>

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According to the smbpasswd man page, this won't do the right thing; the -a flag means "the username following should be added to the local smbpasswd file". It's possible that the man page is incorrect; but I'm suspicious. – larsks Jan 25 '11 at 1:47
Thanks I checked the manpage and then checked google and changed the answer. – JamesBarnett Jan 25 '11 at 2:19

I'm using the same solution as @JamesBarnett, I've just created a script that also gets the domain controller IP too (I never know what the IP is when I need to change my password).



smbpasswd -U $USER -r `nslookup _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.$DOMAIN | awk '{print $2;exit;}'`
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