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       pdbedit  [  -l  ]   [  -v ]  [ -w ]  [ -u username ]  [ -f
       fullname ]  [ -h homedir ]  [ -d drive ]  [ -s script ]  [
       -p profile ]  [ -a ]  [ -b ]  [ -m ]  [ -x ]  [ -i file ]


       This tool is part of the  Samba suite.

       The  pdbedit  program is used to manage the users accounts
       stored in the sam database and can be run only by root.

       The pdbedit tool use the passdb modular interface  and  is
       independent  from  the  kind  of users database used (cur­
       rently there are smbpasswd, ldap, nis+ and tdb  based  and
       more can be addedd without changing the tool).

       There  are  five  main  ways to use pdbedit: adding a user
       account, removing a user account, modifing a user account,
       listing user accounts, importing users accounts.


       -l     This  option  list all the user accounts present in
              the users database.  This option prints a  list  of
              user/uid pairs separated by the ':' character.

              Example: pdbedit -l

                        sorce:500:Simo Sorce
                        samba:45:Test User

       -v     This  option  sets  the verbose listing format.  It
              will make pdbedit list the users  in  the  database
              printing  out  the  account fields in a descriptive

              Example: pdbedit -l -v

                        username:       sorce
                        user ID/Group:  500/500
                        user RID/GRID:  2000/2001
                        Full Name:      Simo Sorce
                        Home Directory: \\BERSERKER\sorce
                        HomeDir Drive:  H:
                        Logon Script:   \\BERSERKER\netlogon\sorce.bat
                        Profile Path:   \\BERSERKER\profile
                        username:       samba

              passwd(5) for details)

              Example: pdbedit -l -w

                        sorce:500:508818B733CE64BEAAD3B435B51404EE:D2A2418EFC466A8A0F6B1DBB5C3DB80C:[UX         ]:LCT-00000000:
                        samba:45:0F2B255F7B67A7A9AAD3B435B51404EE:BC281CE3F53B6A5146629CD4751D3490:[UX         ]:LCT-3BFA1E8D:

       -u username
              This option specifies that the username to be  used
              for   the  operation  requested  (listing,  adding,
              removing) It is required in add, remove and  modify
              operations and optional in list operations.

       -f fullname
              This  option can be used while adding or modifing a
              user account. It will specify the user's full name.

              Example: -f "Simo Sorce"

       -h homedir
              This  option can be used while adding or modifing a
              user account.  It  will  specify  the  user's  home
              directory network path.

              Example: -h "\\\\BERSERKER\\sorce"

       -d drive
              This  option can be used while adding or modifing a
              user account. It will  specify  the  windows  drive
              letter to be used to map the home directory.

              Example: -d "H:"

       -s script
              This  option can be used while adding or modifing a
              user account. It  will  specify  the  user's  logon
              script path.

              Example: -s "\\\\BERSERKER\\netlogon\\sorce.bat"

       -p profile
              This  option can be used while adding or modifing a
              user account. It will specify  the  user's  profile

              Example: -p "\\\\BERSERKER\\netlogon"

       -a     This  option  is  used  to  add  a  user  into  the
              database. This command need the user name be speci­

       -m     This option may only be used  in  conjunction  with
              the  -a  option.  It  will  make  pdbedit  to add a
              machine trust account instead of a user account (-u
              username will provide the machine name).

              Example: pdbedit -a -m -u w2k-wks

       -x     This  option  causes  pdbedit  to delete an account
              from the database. It need the username  be  speci­
              fied with the -u switch.

              Example: pdbedit -x -u bob

       -i file
              This  command  is  used  to import a smbpasswd file
              into the database.

              This option will ease migration from the plain smb­
              passwd  file  database  to  more  powerful  backend
              databases like tdb and ldap.

              Example: pdbedit -i /etc/smbpasswd.old


       This command may be used only by root.


       This man page is correct for  version  2.2  of  the  Samba


       smbpasswd(8) samba(7)


       The  original  Samba  software  and related utilities were
       created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by  the
       Samba  Team  as  an Open Source project similar to the way
       the Linux kernel is developed.

       The original Samba man pages were written  by  Karl  Auer.
       The  man  page  sources  were  converted  to  YODL  format
       (another excellent piece of Open Source  software,  avail­
       able           at          ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/
       <URL:ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/>) and updated for the
       Samba  2.0  release  by  Jeremy Allison. The conversion to
       DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter

                         19 November 2002              PDBEDIT(8)



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